non-toxic, affordable, sensuous earthen architecture
mixture of clay, sand and straw blended by dancing feet, and sculpted
into homes, garden walls, ovens and anything else you like.
Cob Comprehensive Workshop
Join us for a week
of natural building education and sustainable living immersion in
the rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country. The hands-on curriculum
is designed to give participants a full outline of what it takes to
complete a simple cob project. Including: choosing a site, finding/harvesting
materials, design, budgeting, foundations, mixing, building, swimming
hole selection, windows/doors, roof attachment, arches, niches, relief
sculpture, plastering and earthen floors.
Our main site: a remote 5 acres tucked into the Hill County north of Dripping Springs. Expect wild flowers and a little swimming hole shared between neighbors. Chef Elena Antenelli will prepare scrumptious vegetarian fare focused on fresh, local ingredients for each meal. We will stay on the land enjoying campfires and starry night skies. One day trip will include carpool travel to a site in Fredericksburg, TX to plaster on a nearly completed tiny cob cottage. Families welcome!
Welch, John Curry, Sara Schmidt ClaySandStraw.com
*couple's price: $1300 regular, $1150 before 4/17
families welcome, email to ask about discount for kids and young adults
Contact Kindra & John at
For registration pay by plastic card please