Natural Building COB workparties August-September 2017

cob wall building

Background: the Mini Moon is a 200 sq. ft. light-straw clay and cob building. It was started May 2016 and at this point the straw-clay walls are done but the round “cozy cob corner” is not yet built. In May-June 2017 we put the first coat of earthen plaster on the inside and outside straw-clay walls, and we installed the first layer of the earthen floor. The rest of the summer will be cob, finish plastering and carpentry.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Jenny:; 503-548-8459, or look at TLC Farm’s Facebook page for event info.

All ages, abilities and skill level welcomed.

To see some cobbing photos, click here:

Sunday, August 27th, 11am-4pm:

Labor day weekend: September 2, 3, 4, 11am-4pm each day:

We will also work some weekday evenings; get in touch with Jenny to find out which!

Cobbing is dancing with bare feet on a tarp, mixing clay, sand and water then working with a team to add straw, form the "mud" into "cobs" (balls), throw them to people at the wall, and smoosh them into the wall! This is a *very* kid friendly activity.

If you play music, bring your instrument and play us some cob-dancing music!

I'll have some snacks; please bring your own lunch and/or snacks to share.

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