Business and Pleasure

21 Apr

Sitting in the apartment back in Dublin I have to say that west Clare is my favorite place in Ireland. Great people, ocean, clean environment and beautiful weather on top make it hard to leave.

sunrise doonbeg

I was enjoying this chilly sunrise before my surf

The Cob oven workshop in Moy Hill Community Gardenwas the main reason for the visit and I am pleased with the outcome.

cob oven wet sand

wet sand to support the cob before it dries

It was the very first workshop I did, so there were minor deficiencies and I have to admit that organization wasn’t perfect. The weather was beautiful and there were about 15 people altogether coming and going throughout the day.

mixing the cob

Mixing cob with a cob dance

I am thankful to everyone who showed up and I can understand all the people that didn’t stay all day and went to make the most of the easter swell. Main thing is I started to spread my message of using natural materials for building.
The cob oven prototype is now slowly drying and with this warm weather it should be ready for its purpose in few days.

first layer cob oven

First layer made out of clay soil and sand

cob layer cob oven

Cob oven workshop outcome, final plaster to come

It will be finished with a layer of clay plaster, when I head to the west again.
I will also continue this article with my way of building a cob oven…

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