A straw bale school was recently constructed at the Sacred Stone Camp at Standing Rock for the children of the camp. It is uncertain what the fate of the school will be now that the camp has been raided and bulldozed. See below a video of the building of the straw bale school.
This article was featured in the Press Democrat about the cob, adobe benches we were making at Casa Grande High School in Petaluma. WE made two benches one inthe shape of a C and the other in the shape of a large G.
This outdoor cob classroom was built during the Lightening in a Bottle Permaculture Day in Lockwood. It was made using adobe bricks, bottle bricks and cob. The build was lead by Miguel Elliott, Sir Cobalot of Living Earth Structures. It was so great seeing the kids all helping build their classroom. Everybody in the community is very happy with how it all turned out.
I have finished building my Cobin in Petaluma. It has a cob oven inside which heats up the room as well as the bed, a fish tank in the wall, a grass roof, earthen floor, LED lights embedded into the stainglass, and is super cozy. The dome sauna is outside.
I have recently returned from Damanhur, Italy where I worked on finishing a cob earthbag dome that had been started a year earlier. It was in the Dendera Community. The following video offers a tour of the Damanhur community and of the earthen house I built.
This week I was invited to come present at the waldorf High School in San Francisco. We built this little cob oven, and the kids made little models. It was good fun, and the kids got a chance to get their hands and feet in the mud.