Humans are builders. We love it. Put a child in a sandbox and watch her/him create amazing things, even if they are mostly in our minds.
That's what I love about Fast Cob! I can build anything, all year 'round. From the home we live in, to the home our chickens will live in, a swimming pool, an oven, dog house, covered eating and storage area...the list just goes on and on...
But why build with Fast Cob? I do because it's dirt cheap, fun to sculpt, incredibly durable and strong, and...fast! I still make the odd thing out of wood when I have it and cob wouldn't do the trick (movable cupboards, trailers, you get the idea), but it truly is easier and faster to just take from our pile of clay-y sand and start making stuff.
For the first time ever, and possibly the last time, we are hosting workshops in May and June because we've got a giant tarp acting as our Fast Cob! big top. This circus won't be riding elephants or horses, but there likely will be some clowning around. Fast Cob! inspires the joy in all of us, as we literally create from the ground up, with enough speed to astound us but not so much to exhaust us. I can Fast Cob! all day, every day and still be coming back for more, it's that fun and sustainable.
With just less than 2 weeks before our May 9-16 workshop begins, I'm putting out the call for at least two more Fast Cobbers-to-be. And to make it irresistible, I'm also announcing...
A 2-for-1 May Workshop Last Minute Special!!! Click here to fill in our online application.
We've only got room for 4 more folks, so you'd best act fast. We've got everything ready for you, and Anne has a great menu planed for us to enjoy 3 hot meals each day, with 2 tasty snacks in between.
Each day is designed to lead you through the basic concepts (how to design, build foundations, find the best cob materials, integrate electrical and plumbing into your structure, naturally plaster, and top it all off with a long-lasting roof) as well as give you many opportunities to deepen your knowledge of Fast Cob!
We want you to be able to start building anything you desire at the end of this week. We provide the tools and materials, as well as the instruction, nourishment, and campground (or you can upgrade to our very comfy queen sized bed in a Prospector's Tent).
Every one of our 20+ workshops have turned into a magical week, and this year will be no exception.
For more information and to access our on-line application, please visit our workshop page.
The power of Fast Cob! is truly unique and formidable. I truly hope you'll experience it for yourself and see how you can build almost anything without bankrupting yourself, or destroying the planet!
PS. We also have workshops throughout the summer:
But don't delay: our 2-for-1 Last Minute Special is only valid for our May 9-16, 2015 workshop and only until it is sold out...click here for more info and to apply now!
If you've been thinking about changing your life this year by taking a Natural Building Workshop, today is the last day to get your application in and take advantage of our Early Bird Discount. You'll save almost 20% off our regular workshop rate.
If you missed how you can build your own home and live debt-free - from the start! - please click here.
If you want to help the planet AND build your own home, then check out how by clicking here.
To find ALL the details about our workshops for 2015, please visit cob.lasqueti.ca/workshops.
Our 2015 Fast Cob! Workshop Dates are:
Fast Cob! will allow you to build a modest sized home/shed/whatever in a short season...no other Natural Building technique can offer that without a battalion of friends and helpers. Fast Cob! will truly give you the skills and ability to build without worry of exhaustion or running out of inspiration and time.
And Fast Cob! uses NO electricity, NO fossil fuels and creates NO noise. It's a joy to do and peaceful for everyone, even your neighbours!
To send in your application form before midnight tonight, simply visit cob.lasqueti.ca/workshops, scroll to the bottom and fill in the form. I'll be in touch soon after to help you make 2015 the year you become a builder of healthy homes that don't harm our planet!
PS. Your last chance to take advantage of our early bird discount of $150 is today, April 1st...and no, I'm not joking! Click here to get your application in now...
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