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Natural Building Volunteer Workshop

350-400 per person

April 12, 2014 @ 11:00 am - April 20, 2014 @ 5:00 pm Contact

Learn how to Build with Cob & Create Housing for folks in Need!

We are gathering to help build a series of natural buildings to provide housing for the homeless and space for Volunteer in Your Community, Inc’s community food, gardening, and skill-building workshops.

In this 9 day Cob Workshop, will will build our first structure, a 12’x12′ cob cottage that will be used as a community center and workshop space.

Cob is an affordable, natural, and beautiful earthen building material that can be used to build homes, out buildings, garden walls, benches, and public sculptures. In this workshop you will learn basic skills in:
– Rubble trench and stone foundations
– Cob mixing techniques
– Cob walls
– Sculpture and decorative elements
– Site and design considerations
– Roofing options and integration in cob wall systems

The instructor will offer one-on-one consultation on your cob projects and dreams, and guest instructors will be available to discuss solar panels, natural food, community organizing, and organic gardening.

The goal of this workshop is to create a beautiful, functional building for Volunteer in Your Community Inc’s nonprofit programs. As such, we will be balancing participants’ educational goals and our host’s need to complete the building, so please expect to get dirty and work hard!

Tuition is very affordable, is tax deductible, and includes workshops, vegetarian meals, and camping space. Tuition: $350 for students, $400 for individuals, and $700 for couples. A limited number of work-trade positions are available for discounted tuition.

The instructor, Christina Keegan, has apprenticed with the teachers of the Natural Cottage Project and assisted in their complete cob builds in central TN as well as led introductory workshops in cob building and rocket mass heaters. Christina also co-manages two urban farms in her hometown of beautiful Cleveland, OH.

For questions, please contact Tinece Holman at volunteersinc@gmail.com or 336-334-2984.
More information on Volunteer in Your Community Inc is available at: http://www.viyc.org

REGISTRATION is available online at:
Or through paypal at volunteersinc@gmail.com
Or you can mail a check or money order to:
Volunteer In Your Community Inc.
ATTN:Education Center
805 Stoney Hill Circle Greensboro, NC 27406


April 12, 2014 @ 11:00 am
April 20, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
350-400 per person
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Volunteer In Your Community Inc
805 Stoney Hill Circle, Greensboro, 27406 United States


Cob Collective