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!
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