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[Cob] Building with Earth, Hands and Heart - Basics of Cob Workshop in Californiakolmi at wyp.org kolmi at wyp.org
Mon Jan 9 12:51:33 PST 2006
"Building with Earth, Hands, and Heart" BASICS OF BUILDING WITH COB at Quail Springs Learning Oasis and Permaculture Farm (previously Cuyama Learning Center) DATE: May 21-31 LOCATION: Upper Cuyama Valley, approximately 1-hour from Ojai, 2-hours from Santa Barbara, 1.5-hours from San Luis Obispo COST: $760 basic fee includes tuition, materials, three healthy meals daily, and camping. Discounts apply for early registration. Cob Cottage Companys most popular workshop teaches professionals and owner-builders the basics of cob construction in 10 intensive days. Even complete novices leave the workshop confident in their ability to build the cob parts of a building. Learn how to locate and test soil, sand, and straw, create the right cob mix for any situation, and build strong, durable, sculptural earthen walls. Get practical experience with foundations, windows, doors, arches and niches. Lectures cover site location, passive solar design, drainage, heating, plumbing and electric, natural roofing, and flooring. This workshop will be taught by Betty Seaman from the Cob Cottage Company and co-founder of Spirit Pine Sanctuary. The workshop will also be supported by the Quail Springs' residents. TO REGISTER: go to the website www.cobcottage.com/workshopinfo or by contacting Cob Cottage Company directly at Box 123, Cottage Grove, OR 97424 Phone (541)942-2005, Fax (541)942-3021. The best time to call is Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday from 10am to 5pm. (for more information about Quail Springs Learning Oasis, previously Cuyama Learning Center, please contact w at quailsprings.org. Coming soon: www.quailsprings.org!)
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