Cob Foundations [North County]

We're going to get together at start the foundations for all of our cobb structures. We're going to go over how to build a proper foundation for a wall, kitchen counter and cob oven. Come when you can and leave when you're ready!

Cobb is a building material consisting of clay, sand, straw, water, and earth. It is very similar to adobe. Since is it made from such readily available materials (self-renewing and sustainable too), Cobb is a very inexpensive building material. It is even fireproof and resistant to seismic activity. Its origins are set in the Afghanistan deserts and it is used today as mostly on a sculptural level. In this class you’ll learn the basics of making cob, its strengths and weaknesses as compared to standard concrete building. You will also be able to assist in the construction of a Cobb oven, counter, and receive the plans in order to build your own!

This class is being held inside the Del Mar Fairgrounds, if you made it to one of our prior class, it's the same location! If you didn't, we'll meet on Via De La Valle, West of Jimmy Durante Between the Fish Market Restaurant and Pamplemousse by 10:45. WE WILL CARAVAN TO THE LOCATION FROM THERE. IF YOU ARE LATE, CALL US AT[masked] TO ARRANGE ESCORT TO THE SITE.

Wear comfortable clothing which are OK to get dirty. Bring gloves, wear sturdy shoes, and bring plenty of water.
We will also invite you back to see the finished education exhibit, and share your experience with others.

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  • Fang C.


    May 4, 2013


    This was a very enjoyable and informative class on building Cobb foundations. I look forward to the finishing touches tomorrow.

    May 3, 2013

  • Fang C.

    I will be there!!

    April 29, 2013

  • Erica G.

    Yay on "kids are welcome"! it's so important for the next generation :-)

    April 28, 2013


    Looking forward to attending.

    April 27, 2013

  • Ben T.

    see you there. I would like to know about chip n slip but this is great.

    April 20, 2013

  • Ben T.

    Cost? This will be my 2nd Permie meet-up. Okay if I am really late? If not maybe my honey will close our farmers market table that day. thanks.

    April 20, 2013

    • michelle b.

      Free class, come and leave anywhere inside the time frame

      April 20, 2013

  • Brielle M.

    Are kids allowed to this event? This class would be soo helpful and educational for my family :)

    April 14, 2013

    • michelle b.

      Please feel free to bring them!

      April 15, 2013

  • Lili

    Hi! I'm looking forward to the workshop. I will be able to make it around 1:15. See everyone there.

    April 15, 2013

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