Cob Workshop (natural building with clay and straw)

posted Tuesday, September 6, 2011        

Stimulated by the positive response at Sustainable Tucson’s August general meeting on alternative building.
Javier Lopez and Tom Mendola are organizing an opportunity to play in the mud (tell your friends!)

You are invited to come participate in a cob/adobe bench building and green tea party.

We will make a few adobes and put together mud and straw in the “cob” tradition….and green tea will be served.

We will create/construct a serviceable bench, at Harmony and Health’s harmonic sauna on it’s land west of town.

Javier, a noted alternative underground home builder will instruct us in the finer points of building with the earth.

Saturday September 17th from 8am to noon
(don’t be afraid to come late)


approx 35 minutes from downtown Tucson, west on Ajo Way to mile marker 155,then right turn onto Hermans Rd, past the big bio-diesel bus with the solar panels, and 1st right (about 1/4 mile) onto Avra Rd, proceed 2/3 mile(going north) to”Terra Sante” gate on left, then approx 1/4 mile to Harmony and Health land on right,

Javier 520-313-6050 <tel:520-313-6050>
Tom 520-400-4489 <tel:520-400-4489>

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2 comments about “Cob Workshop (natural building with clay and straw)” ...

This should be a fun workshop. In Portland, the group City Repair creates really fun benches using cob construction.


Are there any site builds that I could volunteer my time in exchange for the experience? I would greatly appreciate any info you could send my way. Thanks….

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