Featured Workshop

Mechanized Cob at the Coal Creek Canyon Cottage, August 1, 2015

Cob Cottage Work Party, August 2, 2015

Join us for a free work party weekend to continue construction on Kim’s cob cottage in Coal Creek Canyon. The walls are growing higher and soon shall reach the rafters.Kim's Cottage, may 2015

Saturday, August 1, we will be using a mini-excavator to mix and lift cob. If you’ve been interested in cob but wish it could move faster, come down and check it out to see how expeditious it can be.

Sunday, August 2, we will continue construction on the cottage and intend to install the roof decking – the first phase of what will be a living roof.

The cottage is a 400 round foot permitted cob structure with a timber frame that will eventually hold a living roof. Along with the basics of cob construction, this weekend offers opportunities to learn about how various details are integrated into cob, such as doors and windows, a mass cooler, and a sleeping loft.

This is a camping workshop, with bring your own/potluck food for breakfast and dinner, lunch will be provided by the hostess. Cobbers are welcome to arrive Friday evening and we’ll be playing in the mud all day Saturday and most of Sunday. For more information and directions, please shoot us an email and we’ll fill you in!

Hope to see you there!