Cob is a mixture of sandy-sub soil, clay and straw and is the most sustainable ‘eco’ form of building there is. Since cob
Cob is a mixture of sandy-sub soil, clay and straw and is the most sustainable ‘eco’ form of building there is. Since cob is made of the earth it is also entirely recyclable and non-polluting! The practice of cob building is strong in the south-west region and it is said that Devon contains more “earth building” than any other county in Britain. The oldest cob house known to be still standing is 10,000 years old!
In this workshop you will learn the basics of cob wall-building using 2 methods, as well as cob brick-making, and you will build your own bee hotel to take home with you. Bee hotels, which are normally made from wood, are designed to provide a home for solitary bees. However, cob is infinitely better and is known to be highly attractive as a shelter and nesting spot for solitary bees and other important pollinating insects! By building your very own eco bee hotel, made from cob, you can help these solitary bees to find a good home.
We looking forward to welcoming you to this unique workshop, that is not only fun but will also support wildlife by creating habitat for insects and bees alike!
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 1:00 am
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