Man needs a home, and a comfortable home at that. Can it really be done one handful at a time? To find out, and to learn how to build a cozy (and super-super beautiful!) house customised to our needs, my partner and I are at Spirit Pine Sanctuary (Los Olivos, California) doing a natural building apprenticeship with Cob Cottage Company.
To start with, we present photos of the surrounding environment and some of their existing buildings. Hope you’ll enjoy.
7 replies on “Spirit Pine Scenery – “Cob Cottage Company” Natural Building Apprenticeship”
I believe they’re working on building a new home and last I heard was in the process of moving. I’m certain a post will be pop up when the timing is right for them. 🙂
Aimee, hope you enjoyed the Open House at Cal-Earth. Did you find it helpful?
You can find more information about Spirit Pine at this post, and I will e-mail you Betty’s contact information (she lives at Spirit Pine Sanctuary), so you can arrange the visit with her.
Thank you for your post, and may your house project grow up to be strong and beautiful!
I’ll be attending Cal Earth Institute’s Open House this weekend.
Hoping to begin the steps of creating a cob/strawbale home for myself come next year. Would love to visit Spirit Pine Sanctuary. How can I go about doing so? I’m based in Los Angeles.
That’s very cool, hope you’ll get to visit. Look for a round-ish house across from the Cookshed :), that’s the one we are building. I’ll be posting progress photos too.
I know Tautacho from the late ’70s. It’s so good to see Spirit Pine growing. Hopefully w/in the next couple of years I’ll be stopping by for a visit. Thanks very much for sharing!
Thank you 🙂
Beatiful scenary photos!