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All Year: Summer - Fall
Area (ha): 4.047 hectares
Persons: 1-2
Category: Other
Host ID: 19345
Region: Mountain

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Last Updated: September 30, 2019

2019 Update - We need Help NOW for the Next Week + on our Living Roof on our Cob Cottage and for final lime plaster washing on the outside to get the Cob ready for Winter. We're almost done with our Cob Project but still doing some final work. If you're interested in helping us complete it please contact Kim ASAP.

We are in a beautiful Canyon at 8000 ft (the stars are fantastic up here!) Mountain biking, and less than 30 minutes to Boulder, Golden, and skiing in Nederland and 40 minutes to Denver. GREAT TIME NOW WITH LEAVES CHANGING!

COME ONE, COME ALL TO OUR Final COB BUILDING Season! This project is almost completed! This is our last year of Hosting! We are seeking dedicated individuals to help us with all remaining aspects of our cob building till completed and hoping to find 1 or 2 people who can stay 1 week - 1 month to finish up the job. Exchanging room & board (in our camper w/power & heat) for 20 hours a week on the Cob building.

If you have any questions about anything, please reply back on this.

Cob is an amazing ancient natural earthen building technique that has been revived very recently after disappearing for centuries. This is a great opportunity to learn how to build a cob cottage - you will gain the experience, skills, and knowledge to take away with you.

With much gratitude to all volunteers so far, including Shaun from England, the MVP of all helpers!, plus our Designer Valerie and our Engineer friend Johnathan, our Cob Instructors, Rolland, Dane, Niko & Mike & Stephen. We were able to birth our idea, into almost complete reality. A lot of blood, sweat, tears, and setbacks along the way, but also a lot of love and goodwill among people of many ages who care about our Mother Earth and many have dreams of building something similar themselves someday. These Cob Workshops have been a great place for like-minded people to come and gather, learn from a local Cob Workshop Leader with hands-on playing in the Mud with a purpose and it's been a lot of fun along the way! We appreciate everyone's contribution, big or small, through the years, it's been great!

Accommodations: we have a camper w/power and we provide meals for Helpx-ers who are staying. You can bring your own tent if you'd like, and sleeping bag and pillow. In addition to 3 meals (We provide food, you cook your own meals), we have showers and laundry. It's exciting to work on the largest Cob project in the Rocky Mountains!

Also, there's really nice hiking very close by. Gross Dam w/fishing and non-motorized water sports allowed also close by.

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