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Cob Cottage Building Workshop

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  • Wed 16 Nov ’16, 9:00am
  • Thu 17 Nov ’16, 9:00am
  • Fri 18 Nov ’16, 9:00am
  • Sat 19 Nov ’16, 9:00am
  • Sun 20 Nov ’16, 9:00am
  • Mon 21 Nov ’16, 9:00am
  • Tue 22 Nov ’16, 9:00am
  • Wed 23 Nov ’16, 9:00am
  • Thu 24 Nov ’16, 9:00am
  • Fri 25 Nov ’16, 9:00am
  • Sat 26 Nov ’16, 9:00am
  • Sun 27 Nov ’16, 9:00am – 4:00pm
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Tara Retreat Yoga Studio, 247 Tara Road, Mangawhai


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • 12 day cob cottage workshop: $850.00


Tara Retreat

Hosted and Building At Tara Retreat!

We are very excited and honoured to be hosting one of Rosa Henderson’s natural building workshops at our place in Mangawhai.

Rosa is an innovative, passionate and experienced natural builder and has constructed a variety of earth and natural buildings all around the world. She has assembled a dedicated crew and the team is not only technologically skilled but are also great educators and they love to impart their knowledge so course participants can leave empowered with the skills they need to make their own earth buildings. How cool is that!

Our Building - We will be working on a 10sqm cob studio, taking it from the foundations up. Learning will be a combination of classes and hands-on experience, as we grow this building out of the ground. You don’t need to have prior experience, but a willingness to do physical work, learn, collaborate, get dirty and have fun.

Our Community - There will be places for 12 students, which gives us an amazing opportunity to share knowledge, our own personal stories, our dreams, desires, and questions. We will be cooking and living onsite (tenting), and working together every day. Come and be part of our colorful cast of characters!

Timing - There will be a course schedule and timetable set for our time together. It will include work hours, class time (demonstrations and talks), evening power points and of course time to relax. We will start November 16th and finishing 27th.

What we are learning:
- Drainage and stone foundations
- Soil testing, site planning, passive solar design
- Making & sculpting with cob
- Roof design, timber work & shingles
- General look at possible finishes - renders, earth floors, green roofs

Includes all meals (apart from one day off) cooked by a chef who is passionate about nutrition, healthy eating and organics and camping.

Looking forward to hearing from you, email us for more details or to register – tararetreat@gmail.com or ring Glen on 02102797970.

See website.

Also, check out more information on the “Captivating Course and Welcoming Workshops page on Rosa’s Sculpted Earth website - http://www.sculptedearth.co.nz/?page_id=14

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