This hands on course introduces participants to various natural building techniques, with a focus on cob earthen structures. Topics covered include many aspects of natural building including landscape observations, ecological & passive solar design, foundations, woodworking, cob building & sculpting, and finishing plaster techniques. Light clay, strawbale, wattle and daub, adobe, and other natural building techniques and materials are covered.
Participants develop skills and apply learning through working with natural materials and creating a useable structure for a real site. A variety of examples of existing different types of natural buildings and resources are shared.
Prerequisites: – – Credits: 4 Hours: 60