Fast Cob! is fun, easy, affordable, long-lasting (like, hundreds of years), fireproof, insect-proof, rodent-proof, and at the very least, earthquake resistant (who knows how big the Big One will be).
Fast Cob! won't make a mountain of garbage: not in the building stage and not in the demolition stage. You build with the earth and any excess simply goes back to the earth.
Fast Cob! is healthy - it breathes - so your buildings don't mould, mildew, or create toxic or even stale air.
Fast Cob! is easy to maintain and live with: it naturally keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter.
Fast Cob! is gorgeous...you literally hand-sculpt beauty into everything you create...it inspires creativity!
But don't just take my word for it...here's what people who have taken our workshops say:
"The best thing that happened is I really feel able to build my own cob house!!!!"
"Overall a really amazing week. I didn't expect to learn so much in one week, I really think I would have the confidence to start my own cob building project...really beautiful camp site in the 'burbs'"
“I enjoyed how you let us experiment and fail and learn on the fly.”
“Transformative and empowering!”
“You have no idea how excited I am that I now pretty much know how to build a house out of dirt.”
Every one of our 21 workshops to date have been uniquely magical; the people that have graced us by their energy and enthusiasm have made us so eager to continue this tradition and spread the word.
Each workshop has a limit of 6 participants and features hands-on, one-on-one instruction during each of our 30 learning sessions, ample time for every question to be answered, and an environment that is breath-takingly beautiful.
Our camping sites are quiet, clean, and in a beautiful forest.
All of our workshops include 3 hot, homemade vegetarian meals and 2 nutritious snacks every day, made from fresh, local and organic ingredients wherever possible.
Because there are no machines or motors on site, it is a safe and quiet place for anyone, younger or older, and interesting conversation and laughter is common and encouraged.
You can read all of the details about our workshops here: cob.lasqueti.ca/workshops.
But now I'd like to announce our 2015 line-up of Workshops:
- June 25-July 2, 2016 *** Covering all the Basics: Mixes, Bricks, Design, Fun! ***
- July/August, 2016 *** Kiddie Kob! Family Fun making Cob, Jam, and Art ***
- August 13-20, 2016 *** Focusing on Finishing: Plasters, Paints, and Floors ***
- September 10-17, 2016 *** Learning to Live Off-the-Grid ***
Until midnight on March 31, 2016, you can enjoy any of our 6 day intensive Learn-to-Build-from-the-Ground-UP Fast Cob! workshops for only $675...that's 25% off our regular workshop rate!
Please also note that women and families are especially encouraged to apply. Fast Cob! is safe and fun for all ages, genders, and orientations. Last year, our ages ranged from 9 to 68, while previous years saw 4, 6, and 8 year olds having the time of their lives.
If you've been wanting to build your dream but don't want to go into debt or harm our planet any further, here's your chance to make that change!
Simply go to cob.lasqueti.ca/workshops and fill in the form at the bottom. I'll be in touch soon to help you on your way...
P.S. If you missed any of my previous messages about the benefits of Fast Cob! and how you can use it yourself to live the life you've always wanted, please just scroll on down...