Cozy Colorado Cob Cottage Build
Time & Location
About the Event
Learn To Build a Cob House! 28-day Intermediate Cob Building Workshop.
Cozy Colorado Cob Cottage at Six Eagles Haven Retreat Center in the Rocky Mountains
Sun. August 9 – Sun. September 6, 2020 in Mesa, Colorado
Time for an educational summer vacation? Join CruzinCobGlobal Instructor Viva Hansen and a future family of new, passionate cobber friends in learning all aspects of building a Cob House including a stone foundation, walls, earthen floor, & plaster in the gorgeous Colorado Rocky Mountains this summer!
Students will receive their Intermediate Cobber Certification. This will qualify you to assist in other workshops and start building right away! Those who complete the 28-day Workshop will receive an Intermediate Cob Building Certificate of Completion for either Foundation or Roof, Cob Walls (which includes Door, Windows, Shelves, Art, Electrical & Plumbing), Floor & Plaster.
More Info & Register at CruzinCobGlobal.com
August 9-Sept. 6, 2020 (4 weeks, weekends off)
Week 1: Stone Foundation & Floor
Week 2 & 3: Walls & Sculpting
Week 4: Plaster & Floor #2
Tuition, Camping & all Meals (weekends too) $1900 by Feb 1 / $2000 by May 1 / $2100 by Aug 1
(indoor accommodations available for an additional fee)
These workshops are designed for people who want to learn how to build a complete structure from start to finish in a professional manner. They are very intensive and, while we make time for yoga, meditation, stretching, dancing, music, relaxing….all students are expected to be present and participating in all building/learning hours unless ill or have some other significant reason.
Students are required to read “The Hand-Sculpted House” before the workshop begins and any other book they find, as well as watching videos on YouTube, especially the ones posted on CruzinCobGlobal’s website under Gallery to get an idea of what is expected. Please bring your book(s).
Students must tend to their own personal needs, drink alot of water, rest when needed and exert themselves at a steady pace. Students who cannot do the strenuous physical work should let us know before the workshop begins so we can adjust appropriately. It is totally OK to come for the lecture/theory part, and then help the building part in less physically demanding ways, (ie: cutting straw, sifting for plaster, hammering nails into frames or shelves, sculpting, plastering, cutting bottles. There is alot to do besides making and building with cob!!!!)
Finally, please be prompt and ready for each part of the Course, including meals. All meals are healthy comfort food vegetarian with meat options. If you have special needs please bring your essential snacks and foods, pillow and whatever you NEED to be comfortable and happy.
Feel free to also bring slides, videos, movies and books to share, as well as a sample of your soil to test.