why rising earth?

The title of this blog draws from my time as an apprentice at the Cob Cottage Company in costal Oregon. If you spend time with natural building folk, you'll eventually find yourself around a fire, sing silly songs about cob and natural building. Folks usually refer to these oftentimes improvised tunes as "cobsongs". I often sang..."There is a house in old coquille, they call the rising earth, it's been the work of many hands, and you know what that's worth..."

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Pickard's Mountain

We're looking forward to teaching a series of workshops at Pickard's Mountain Eco-Institute in Chapel Hill this spring. Pickard's is where be built our first cob building and hosted a wonderful workshop four years ago.

Here's a link to an early blog post on our first project at Pickard's.