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Free Cob Workshop
September 9 - September 13
Thomasborg Sustainable Community launches their first free cob workshop in collaboration withReLeaf Outings! They offer an opportunity to learn cob, connect with nature, and meet other like-minded people.
This workshop is a step by step guide to building with cob. You will learn how to take your raw piece of land and completely construct a cob building correctly and efficiently. Participants will construct three small cob buildings.
- Soil selection and determining ratios of cob ingredients
- The many ways to mix cob
- Building site selection and using passive solar
- Building planning and preparations
- Foundations, footings, and stem walls
- Doors, windows, and roof structure
- How to apply cob correctly and efficiently
- Shaping walls, doors, and windows
- Lots of hands-on experiences and visuals
Lodging and food:
- On-site camping
- Food: potluck style. Fire pits and cob grill available. You are welcome to bring camping cookstoves as well.
This workshop will be free; though donations encouraged.
- There’s plenty of room for social distancing at the campsite and during the event
- Masks are welcome and will be out in the fresh air
- Hand washing station available