Honalee made this one happen; Ryan was stopped at the border, but despite his absence, this workshop burned brightly as did the sun. Honalee was trying all summer to make a workshop so we created this one just for her. And if the pictures don't show it, she and everyone else was glowing with the joy of Natural Building by the end of it. And talent night was filled with song and melodic voices...and fitting end to the workshop season!
Alex rode his bike up from Oregon and arrived on September 8th, 2014. We planned for a month and it lasted a full two months, despite the turn from hot and dry to cool and wet. His initial intro to Fast Cob! came during the next workshop held within a week of his arrival, so the foundation was well laid. And Alex proved this by his departure, having worked himself up to doing mass production of bricks all by himself.
Together, we built an incredible amount of cob, put up all 9 of the very heavy floor joists (with help from our neighbours), and built the tarp roof - twice! And as of Valentine's Day 2015, the tarp has been solid as a metal roof.
Alex will be back, I'm confident of that, but in the meantime, he is doing another apprenticeship to build himself a different type of home: a bicycle cargo bike. I can hardly wait for him to ride that to Lasqueti!
Our Cob Village
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