1 or 2 day intensive hands on cob building workshop
Currently unavailable

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  • Are you interested in natural building materials?
  • Would you like to learn more about building a house from cob, earth/straw?
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
During the course we will go through the entire building process from start to finish
  • Building regulations
  • Purchasing suitable land
  • Designing house with passive solar and energy saving in mind
  • Cob as mass storing heat
  • The main rules when building with cob
  • Materials needed for building process
  • Planning ahead for any future materials needed to be built into the walls
  • Planning and building the roof
  • Correct Cob mix ratio
  • How to mix cob
  • Foundations
  • Drainage
  • Stem wall
  • Building the wall - different methods
  • Walls load bearing or fillers
  • Inserting window frames into the walls
  • Clay plaster
  • Clay floor
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of cob
  • Cob and other building materials
  • Performance of our cob house during the summer and winter: heat-cold
  • And much more
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MORE ABOUT THE COURSE
  • Duration of the course 1 or 2 days 
  • Vegan food, snacks and refreshments included
  • For 2 day course sleeping in tents on the land or room for extra 10 Eur-night per person in the village 2 min walk.
  • Compost toilet
  • Outdoor warm shower
Contributions for the course:
  • 1 day course 100 Eur per person
  • 2 day course 160 Eur per person
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Would you like to learn more about Permaculture, alternative gardening methods
and natural building materials from home?
You will find many different alternatives in our new book called NATURALLY RICHER.

Cob building project for parents and children - step by step guide on how to build anything from cob - book HOW TO BUILD A PLAY HOUSE FROM COB 
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