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Cob Building Workshop

Community Event
Aug 14 2010 (All day) to Aug 21 2010 (All day)

Interested in learning how to build your own house/castle/shed/whatever? Want to build with cheap, reusable, completely natural materials that are earthquake proof, fire proof, sound proof, insect proof, and proven to last for centuries?

Cob is the term for an earthen building technique that mixes sand, clay and straw and is sculpted into a wall. No forms or other wooden structures are needed to build with cob.

From August 14th to August 21st, workshop facilitator and cob builder Dave Olsen will be hosting a cob/natural building workshop on Lasqueti Island. The cost of $600 covers all meals (3 hot, fully organic vegan/vegetarian meals for 6 days, plus a welcoming dinner and a good-bye breakfast), on-site camping with running water, and hands-on instruction.

Women and families are especially encouraged to apply. Barters or trades are always possible.

Visit the website for more details and to register.