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Straw Bales Now Available in Central Texas!

Looking for bales? Need straw for cobbing?
Thanks to the wonderful Spring rains, there is a good crop of wheat and barley straw for structural straw bales this year! Ken Richter, our bale friend near Taylor, Texas (less than an hour north of Austin) has rectangular 2-string bales as well as big round bales. You can [...]

Can You Help With Our Cob Chicken Coop Project?

We continue to make progress on the cob chicken coop at the  Inside Outside School (IOS) in the far northeast Austin area. The rubble trench foundation is complete, and we have begun the limestone stem wall on which the cob walls will be built.
Permaculturist and natural builder, Kirby Fry, has been donating his building expertise [...]

Build a Cob Bench Workshop: Introduction to Cob

[ November 12, 2011; 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. ]
A One Day Design~Build~Live Workshop
Saturday, November 12, 2011, 8:30 – 3:00 pm
Location: Blackshear Community Garden, East Austin

Fee: $75 for nonmembers, $60 for DBL members

Experience Level: Beginner to intermediate
During this hands-on workshop you will be introduced to the various steps of BUILDING WITH COB through discussion and hands on participation, including:
≈ Building a rubble trench [...]

Cob Basics Workshop – Cedar Creek, Texas (near Austin)

July 15 -20, 2011, Presented by Barefoot Builder
This workshop is a comprehensive introduction to building with cob. During his workshop we’ll build a small cob cottage which will allow you to get hands-on experience with each stage involved in creating a cob building. If you are interested in building with [...]