If you have a building project, and would like to invest in more than bricks and mortar (or earth and strawbale!) by making a difference to individuals and / or your local community, COB can help make it happen!
COB can offer
- project managing
- training & mentoring
Our vision is to rebuild a sense of worth in young people by involving them in sustainable building in the community (real buildings for real uses). We will train them in sustainable building techniques in a structured learning environment, encouraging them as they build their confidence and skills and helping them to become more active members of the community.
There will also be opportunities for the local community to get involved on organised volunteer days where they will be able to learn about the techniques being employed and to gain ‘hands on’ experience (literally!). This can be tailored to match your specific needs.
- small projects such as cob ovens, benches etc
- small buildings – garden rooms, offices, studios
- houses – extensions, new builds
- community buildings – studios, youth centres, community centres, workshops, learning spaces etc
Why use us?
One of the (many) beauties about natural building is that the act of construction isn’t simply a means to an end. The actual building process is a very important part of the bigger picture.
With techniques such as cob and strawbale, particularly when used in a community context, the function of the building is met through its construction as well as through its subsequent use.
How awesome is that?!
If the journey is as important to you as the destination and you like to think outside the box, we’d love to partner with you. Please get in touch!