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Cob, cobb or clom (in Wales) is a natural building material made from subsoil, water, fibrous organic material (typically straw), and sometimes lime. … Cob is fireproof, resistant to seismic activity, and uses low-cost materials, although it is very labor intensive. It can be used to create artistic and sculptural forms, and its use has been revived in recent years by the natural building and sustainability movements.

Flying Pig Farm (in Manitou Springs) and Pikes Peak Permaculture, will be hosting a cob-building workshop the weekend (Saturday and Sunday), June 6th and 7th, 2020.  We will be honored to have Jose Jose leading the workshop with us.  Jose has years of natural building experience with the use of Cob and lives in rural New Mexico in his Cob home.  The last time we had Jose to Colorado Springs was around 2012 and he came to help us build a Cob oven (a horno) at the Colorado College Farm.

The workshop will be held at Flying Pig Farm and we will all be building another Cob oven (horno) at their location.  Tuition for the workshop is on a sliding scale basis and ranges from $100 to $200 per person attending.

Please contact Brian Fritz at 719-645-5752 or