Workparty: Mini Cob Cottage 200²ft. Garden Shed
Coal Creek Canyon, Golden CO
Weekend Session / May 31st - June 1st
Spring Fever!: This is just another hands on, get muddy, work some cob, pitch a tent, share some potluck foods and sit around the fire at night sort of workparty. We'll start with a little sit down pow-wow, introduce ourselves, talk about the project and begin the fun! Come stomp some mud while viewing one of the many ways a cob structure can be constructed. Observe the basics of cob mixing properties and learn how to test a site for clay, topsoil and sand content... There's nothing to it! If you can only come one day, that's alright too.
Hosted by: Kim Evans & our friend Niko w/ www.coloradocob.org
General Schedule :
8am - Breakfast / Tent Setup
9am - Workparty begins / introductions, project discussion
9:30-10am/ish - Cob time!
12noon - Lunch time
6pm - Settle down and start the festivities!
10pm-12am - Wind down the outdoor fun as a courtesy to neighbors
Attendee Count: Unlimited! We all know - the more the merrier with fun projects like these! If we have 100 people with 50 tarps it would be a beautiful sight! Bring the kids and put them to work!
Directions and Parking: Please refer to the map for directions. Parking on the long property driveway is available; 4x4 is not required for access. For travel purposes, keep in mind the 2013 flood damage directly affected Hwy.72 and during spring there may be possible time delays from habitat rehabilitation in surrounding areas.
Tools: It would help tremendously if volunteer's could bring additional buckets, shovels, mattocks (pick axe's) and large tarps so we aren't standing and wasting time waiting for tools.
Food: Consider this like a camping retreat where you bring amenities so BYOB + food and extra if you want to share.
Festivities: Hang out with some cool people, make new friends and enjoy the physical and mental rewards of playing in mud! If you're musically inclined then bring your toys for noise! Sometimes depending on the group size we'll drive to the lake and watch the sunset after cobing. If the wind is calm, we'll be able to start the campfire back at the house. Step inside with some of us for the occasional game of billiards, too! Bring a bathing suit and towel to marinate your muscles in the hot tub and the new moon begins May 28th so evenings will still be dim for stargazing.
Clothing: Shop Gloves / Rubber Gloves or Cement Gloves / Boots or Cement Boots / Jacket / Sun Hat / Sunglasses. It's possible for nights to dip in the 40º's or 50º's so keep that in mind while packing preferred clothing.
Camping: If you're camping overnight Saturday evening there are plenty of flat and private spots to pitch a tent; the driveway is equally as flat to park an RV or camper.
Dogs: Friendly dogs and service dogs are welcome at this event!
Weather: Cobing slows down during rainstorms and Kim has her own little micro climate where the weather has played some funny tricks on us in the past. There's always a possibility storm clouds will appear overhead, but they generally move out pretty quickly with sunshine in tow. If the weather shuts us out, we'll party the clouds away!