9-11 April 2010 | Basics of cob introduction weekend, L.I.L.I, Redfield community, Buckinghamshire

Para quem estiver interessado em fazer uma viagem ao Reino Unido e ao mesmo tempo meter as mãos na terra, aqui fica uma sugestão.
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Title : Basics of cob introduction weekend

Date : 9th-11th April 2010
Location : Low Impact Living Initiative (L.I.L.I), Redfield Community, Buckinghamshire.
Cost : £190 high-waged; £160 waged; £130 student / unwaged. 10% discounts for 'Friends of LILI'
(including.food and accommodation). Please Book onto course through the L.I.L.I website or contact Dave at L.I.L.I on (0)1296 714184.


The course will aim to introduce methods of earth/cob building, and will include theory and practice with short demonstrations; however, the emphasis will be on hands-on learning. You will find space for fun and creativity and expect a workout for the body and mind! Participants should leave feeling confident in their ability to start a small cob structure of their own and to make and apply an earthen plaster.

  • Practical sessions will cover:
Materials, where to locate them and how to test them.

Mixing cob successfully by foot and using machinery. How to adapt your mixes to suit the conditions and elements in the design.

Sculpting with cob/ How to create free flowing forms, integrated niches and decoration

Learning different techniques of building and trimming walls both freeform and using forms.

  • Theory/design sessions will include:
A brief introduction to the philosophy and history of cob and other natural building methods.

The practical and environmental benefits of cob building

Simple roof designs for small cob structures.

Siting, foundations and drainage for small cob structures.

During the weekend there will be a visual presentation of cob from around the world, from the functional to the fantastic. Magical and inspiring buildings to fire your imagination.

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