Monday, December 17, 2012

Makin' Websites

Hey people,

I recently finished making a website for SunDog Natural Builders!  Kirk "Donkey" Mobert and Bryan Burnoski are the dudes I worked with at Cob Cottage Company and again in Point Arena, CA.  They are extremely knowledgable and each has their own way of approaching the same problem (and building), giving you a very comprehensive experience.  Neither one is hung up on traditions either, and will usually do something experimental to whatever it is they are working on.  Their workshops are very educational and always geared toward the most appropriate and efficient solution; with plenty of room for creativity, of course!

In their 9 day course they currently teach, you will learn all of the essentials taught in the 3 week long "$1,000 House" workshop and achieve the same finished product: a teeny cob cottage from roof to foundation!

I just can't say enough good things about these guys and I'm beyond glad to have had my introduction to natural building be with them.  Anyway, enough promo talk, check out their new website!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

New Name! And Website! And Bears! Oh My!

So I decided to rename my natural building blog to something more suited for a possible business name.
I like it, the concise and to-the-point wording, the exclamation point that lets you know it's okay to get excited about it, what more do you need?? All the posts from the old blog, Build More Cob!, can be found here and I'll be updating this one with new stuff as it crops up.  That's all!

Monday, May 21, 2012

SunDog Workshop! And a Tiny Garden!

So my girlfriend Margaret and I are two weeks away from our trip to Point Arena, CA for a workshop with the SunDog School of Natural Building.  The teachers are the same guys I had at Cob Cottage Company, Kirk Mobert and Bryan Burnoski, and are some knowledgeable dudes, for sure.  Check out their website, they're running three workshops this summer as of now.

Also, Margaret and I made a teeny milk crate garden yesterday for a few veggies and herbs.  This counts as natural building, right?  Recycled? Upcycled? What are the kids calling it these days?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cob Cottage Company - Grounds Tour 8/2010

As a follow up to my post on the $1,000 House workshop at the Cob Cottage Company I've got a ton of pictures of the land and all of their other buildings.  This is a BIG post and it's a tad extensive, if not excessive, but I can't be the only person out there that needs to see everything I possibly can when it comes to cob and natural building.

The pictures are ordered as if we were doing a walkthrough, more or less.  We'll go from the driveway right up to the gargantuan maple tree at the top of the property.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Spectacular Vernacular

In the spirit of information sharing, I thought I'd post some pictures I took from the interior of Spectacular Vernacular.  I took them while at the Cob Cottage Company, under the impression that the book was out of print and I'd never find it again, but it turns out only the hardcover is out of print and the softcover is around $25 on Amazon.  Oh well.

I just sort of skimmed through and took pictures of all of the exciting looking buildings.  If you dig African architecture make sure you buy the book!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Cob Cottage Company - $1,000 House workshop - 8/2010

Back in August of 2010 I went to a workshop at the Cob Cottage Company.  It was their three week long, comprehensive cob course, The $1,000 House.  While I was there I took more pictures than I needed to, mostly for myself, but also with the intention of sharing with others.  So here you are!  Check it out to see the full build from start to finish and get an idea of what goes on there.