Cob Building Workshop

by Kent Griswold on July 31st, 2012. 7 Comments

Learn Natural Building with SunDog School of Natural Building

The SunDog nine day workshop is designed to teach ordinary people the skills to build their own cob cottages, from the foundation to the roof. Our projects are small, most are under 200 square feet, and geared towards attaining a high level of completion in a short amount of time.

We’ll take you through an intensive, step by step, beginning to end, instructional course on how to: site/design, excavate, build a foundation, build the walls AND get the roof assembled on a small cob cottage.

This course, created by Bryan and Kirk, is the result of several years of experience teaching the “$1000 House” course at Cob Cottage Company.

“We’ve taken 3 weeks of instruction and condensed it into 9-days.”

  • Complete Cob Cottage in 9 Days
  • August 17-26 Point Arena, CA. Price $880

Get the full details at the SunDog Builders website and view more pictures of previous workshops.

cob foundation

workshop in progress

working on roof

completed hut

Ziggy visits Cob Cottage Company

by Kent Griswold on November 13th, 2009. 11 Comments

Ziggy, who built his own cob house sent me a note telling me about his visit to the the Cob Cottage Company in Oregon.

He just put up a post with a slide show of pictures of his visit. He went to visit Ianto Evans and Linda Smiley in their home in Coquille, Oregon.

Ianto and Linda are two very influential cob building pioneers in North America, and authors of The Hand-Sculpted House, the number one go-to book for cob construction.

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Be sure and watch his slide show and read his post as he covers a lot of good information on cob building and what he learned from his visit. Here is what Ziggy came away with from his visit: Continue Reading »