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Free Cob Workshop

September 9, 2020 - September 13, 2020

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


September 9, 2020
September 13, 2020
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Thomasborg Sustainable Community
ReLeaf Outings


Thomasborg Sustainable Community
558 County Road 187
Athens, TN United States
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