Usually I give a slide show and cob demonstration in combination, leading off with the cob demonstration. The cob demonstration requires one hour and audience participation is encouraged. The slide show requires two hours and touches on a range of subjects: natural building, life style, simple living, small houses. One additional hour should be allocated to allow for questions and general discussion after the end of the slide show.
To host the cob demonstrations, you will need to provide:
To host the slide show, you will need to provide:
You will also need to get the word out in the form of any local advertising which may be appropriate. People who might be interested in participating in the cob demonstration should be warned to wear appropriate clothing, since clay can often cause stains.
Optionally, you may wish to consider setting the gathering up as a potluck dinner.
In addition to the above, you will need to provide meals (chicken, fish, and diary or straight vegetarian are okay) and a place for me to stay (I can sleep on anything, or just camp out - I carry with me all that I need). Normally I will arrive the day before the show/demonstration (this gives me time to look things over and make sure there are no problems) and leave the day after. You may also need to provide transport for me between my accomodations, the demonstration site and a local bus or train station.
There is no charge for any of this, however, donations will be accepted to help cover travel expenses, which will make it easier to continue providing these talks and demonstrations for others.
Because of the cost of travel, these talks and demonstrations are only offered in areas that I expect to be passing near (a couple hundred miles) while traveling between workshops or on vacation (or in Oregon where I live). Currently I am planning on being in Australia and New Zealand from November 2006 through March 2007. If you are interested in hosting one of these events, please contact Shannon Dealy, firstname.lastname@example.org
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