We got to spend another extended weekend at the Cob Cottage Company in Oregon. This time we weren’t attending a formal workshop, but participating in a ‘work party’ – i.e. doing whatever odd jobs needed to get done, while enjoying the special charm of the place and the company of some very interesting people. Chores were very diverse – digging potatoes, installing a green roof, cutting fence poles in the forest, organizing recycled building materials, putting a cedar shake roof on a freshly built cob wall.
It was another great weekend. We were really lucky with the weather: two sunny days and only one day of (heavy) rain – remember, this is in the northwest rain forest. We were assigned our own little cottage – it was really cute with big sunny windows, a ceiling like an inverted duvet, and a tiny but very effective Rumford fireplace. Most importantly, the other work partiers were really nice people. Oh, not to forget, delicious food served up by our friends Todd and Kei Chi.