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Intro to Cob + Strawbale
April 28, 2019 ∞ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$70
Earliest Bird (register before January 28th): $70
Early Bird (register before March 28th): $85
Regular Fee: $100
In this one-day introduction, we will be mixing and building with cob, as well as discussing straw-based building techniques. Look forward to morning and afternoon hands-on work, with a discussion/presentation after lunch. The day will conclude with a pizza dinner, using our cob oven!
We will cover the basics:
- mixing and applying cob
- mixing and applying natural clay-based plasters
- strawbale vs. cob concepts
- basic foundation ideas
- touring a permitted strawbale house
We will enjoy three home-cooked meals, focusing on healthy and real foods (and local, where possible!). Dinner will be a pizza night at our cob oven!
There are composting toilets, hot showers, and a pond to swim in. Drinking water is readily available, as is electricity. We are located in Snow Camp, NC ; the closest town is Saxapahaw, which is about 10 minutes away, and has wifi, a coffee shop, a bar, and a general store.