30-60$ sliding scale
Cob, also known as adobe, is a traditional and versatile building material made from clay, sand and straw. With it, humans can easily and intuitively build houses, stoves, ovens and more. In this full day workshop we'll design and build a permanent, highly efficient wood fired outdoor baking oven at Next Barn Over farm, using local clay and materials. Starting with harvesting wild clay, we'll then mix cob, build the foundation, oven, and finally a roof.
We'll discuss principles of structure and insulation, and then roll up our sleeves. Participants will be comfortable to make simple cob structures on their own by the end of the day. Bring enthusiasm, work clothes, and empty beer bottles. Pot-luck lunch.