Colorado Cob Building
2013 Workshop Schedule
If you would like to register for any workshop or receive schedule updates,please send us an email.
All dates listed below are Saturday and Sunday.
Exact locations and directions will be provided upon registration.
September 1, 2013 - Buckley Firehouse
Learn about and experience the beauty of using natural materials to finish off a natural structure. We'll use what we call Dunclay to give the Firehouse a smooth and comfortable finish layer. We'll talk about ancient ways and how annual maintenance to your home's skin developed a deeper connection to your abode and what it means to have a “sacrificial” layer clothing your home, versus vinyl siding.
11 am to 5 pm Sunday
Coal Creek Canyon Cob Cottage
Kim's Cob Cottage
Our friends up in Coal Creek Canyon (just west of Denver) are throwing a few workshops in September as they continue to build a permitted cob cottage in the mountains. This project is ongoing through the summer until it's finished and helpers are always welcome, whether you're new to cob or an old, muddy hand. Email us for directions and contact telephone numbers.
Week long workshop, September 9 through 13, Mon-Fri 8:00 am (attendees can help anytime, all week, one day, half a day or any)
Weekend workshop, September 14th & 15th - Sat & Sun at 8:00 am (attendees can help anytime, one day, half a day or both days)
Autumn Equinox Party
September 21, 2013 - Firehouse
Join us in celebrating a summer well-lived. We won't build anything besides friendships. Just good food, good brew and good friends enjoying the change of one season to another. (Open only to those who have contributed to the projects this summer.)
Cob Workshop Disclaimer
All cob and earth building workshops will get you dirty. Come prepared. The best way to stomp cob is with your bare feet, so try to toughen them up a bit beforehand. If you must wear shoes, wear a pair with a somewhat smooth sole that you don't care if they get muddy. Cob easily washes out of clothes - but still, please wear clothes that can get good and dirty (no "dry clean only" garments here.)
Though we often have refreshments on hand, please bring plenty of water and snacks to get you through the day. Some workshops will have a vegetarian meal provided.
Stomping cob - and building with it - is vigorous outdoor work. Sun hats come in handy; bring sunscreen if that's your flavor. Colorado rain is rarely enough to stop us entirely. Again, just be prepared.