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The Fundamentals of Fast Cob…Everything you Need to get Building…Fast!

August 28, 2021 ∞ 3:30 pm - September 4, 2021 ∞ 11:00 am


The Fundamentals of Fast Cob

At a relaxed pace, we’ll learn and practice mixing and building Fast Cob.  As the week progresses, you’ll gain the skills, confidence, and inspiration to build your own structures.

In 2018, a workshop of 4 people built a 12′ high by 8′ wide wall…and that was only half of what we accomplished.  Last year, a workshop of 6 built a 16′ x 12′ wood shed (6′ tall) and got the rafters on!

Every workshop day, we start with a hot, hearty breakfast (with a Q&A), after which we start cobbing.  Two morning, hands-on learning sessions sandwich a hearty snack break,  A hot, hearty lunch (with another Q&A session) precede two afternoon sessions to ensure that we absorb all the learning we can.  After cleaning ourselves up, a hot dinner accompanies a daily recap on lessons learned and sets the stage for an evening discussion among ourselves or with an invited guest from the Community.

Every Fundamentals of Fast Cob Workshop includes:
Natural Building Design: working with nature to make long lasting, beautiful structures;
Fast Cob: how to mix it and build with it, incorporating windows and doors, electrical and plumbing;
Foundations and Roofs: various options and simple, elegant designs;
Finishing: learn how to make and use two natural plasters that are safe to work with, and extremely durable.  You’ll also learn how to whitewash with natural lime.

After every lunch break, while we digest, we take learning tours of existing buildings to look at foundations, electrical, plumbing, floors, roofs, and general design.  You get everything you need to go off and start building on your own because we design every workshop around you and your specific needs!

If you were disappointed to see this workshop sold out, we just had a cancellation and two spots have opened up!


August 28, 2021 ∞ 3:30 pm
September 4, 2021 ∞ 11:00 am
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Lasqueti Island
1 Beautiful Bicycle Lane
Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0 Canada


Dave Olsen
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