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Complete Cob Workshop at Cob Cottage Company – Bandon

Jun 11-19, 2011 in Bandon OR Max & Eva taught a 9 day intensive course called Complete Cob. Our project was to build a pavillion that is a large part of a budding outdoor kitchen at the home of Bob and Tammy Van. During the nine days, we sculpted this structure with local soil, driftwood, …

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Straw Clay Retrofit – Village Building Convergence 2011

This year at the VBC, Eva led the second phase of a light straw clay retrofit in SE Portland at the Planet Repair Institute! Light Straw Clay technology has been used for centuries! People love the low cost, low toxicity, and its use of sustainable, native and locally available materials! Over a ten day period, …

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Chicken Palace

Stop motion photography by Jonathan Shaw We had a lot of fun at the 2010 Village Building Convergence! In addition to the straw-clay retrofit, Eva Edleson led the construction of this of this Chicken Palace with Sol Crawford and Mark Lakeman at the Planet Repair Institute. These projects were designed by Mark Lakeman. It is …

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Straw-Clay Retrofit at Planet Repair Institute

This year, during the Village Building Convergence 2010, Eva led the installation of one of Portlands first residential straw-clay retrofit projects. In just a few days, with many hands, we filled walls that previously had no insulation. The new insulation is estimated to have an R-Value of between R-1.6 and R-2 per inch. When finished, …

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