I spent two days in Frankfurt (Main) on an absolutely wonderful and VERY informative tadelakt course! I’ve been in love with the material for quite some years, but now we’re getting married ;-) plus I found so much inspiration and I have SO many new ideas!
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A ton of pictures and only a bit of text from our cob course at Edwards & Eve Cob Building in August this year. Took me a while to write up again, mostly because I was busy doing some actual work on the plans and the oven :-) and I do hope it’ll convince you all to go attend a course yourselves. Nothing like a cob course to get you going!
Warning: This is by far the blog post with the most pictures I’ve ever written – there’s almost more pictures than characters! And it took me close to half a year to write as well. But all those pictures serve very well to illustrate the whole process of building a fat, massive 2½ ton “mud” stove in a four day workshop. It was absolutely brilliant!
Recently I came across two one-day permaculture workshops, and of course I couldn’t resist: The first was a permaculture starter course with a focus on urban gardening on October 5, the other was a practical course about terra preta on October 19. Both took place in our local climate garden (part of the university’s climate farming research project).
So I travelled to Norfolk in August 2012 for a four day build your own house cob course. Norfolk is home to Kate Edwards and Charlotte Eve and their company Edwards & Eve cob building. Somewhere in the middle of a nature reserve complete with a lake and whatnot, they live in an old cob-or-similar house with a cob extension that they, of course, built themselves (and we had the honour to do some lime rendering on it!). And teach courses on building cob pizza ovens and houses, and they completely rock!!