Cob Workshop – A Mud Service Journey in Kenya, Africa

COB workshop

Serve and learn with Kate and Expanding Opportunities.

Kate\s Cobb WorkshopServe and learn with Kate Ellen and Expanding Opportunities. This is a service journey to build a new chicken coop for JWHS. Due to the location of the current chicken coop and the insecurity of the chickens, we have been unable to have chickens for over a year. Come help the children have eggs and meat again and learn the wonderful old world skill for new world construction.

Kate Ellen has been working with cob, a mud and straw mix, for several years. (see her short bio). From foundation to roof, you will learn mud building skills that can be applied to most any use from oven to home.

You can join our pre-planned Service Journey which includes a day long safari or you can come independently and only attend the workshop.

Come from anywhere and design your own Service Journey Adventure.

The full pre-planned adventure requires your flight from anywhere in the world to arrive on January 1, 2020. It is a great way to start your new year. You arrive on January 1st and catch upon your jet lag in Nairobi .

Kenyan Scenery

The next day your adventure in Africa begins with travel through the Great Rift Valley to JWHS, Expanding Opportunities’ Children’s Home in Menengai West near Nakuru. On the, way you will have a chance to pick up those forgotten things or buy snacks at a, supermarket. Arriving at JWHS, you will meet the children and after a traditional dinner settle in for the night to begin class on January 3 at 9 am.

You will stay in the dorm style rooms at JWHS, bring your own camping gear or upgrade to a nearby hotel style guest house with daily transport.

From January 3 til the 9th you will get down and dirty every day as you watch the walls rise.   The chicken coop will leave room for your own creative expression in mud.

Kate's Cobb WorkshopGiraffe on Safiar

Then on the 10th either your walking Safari begins and your flight back home or your full day travel safari begins. (Perfect for college students beginning a new semester)

On the walking safari you will see giraffe, zebra, wildebeast, Thompson’s Gazelles and more.  Maybe the Python will decide to let you see him as well.

For the Travel Safari, you will travel to Isiolo enjoying many scenic vistas on the way. Staying in Isiolo for the night you will see the mixing of 5 different tribal cultures. Very early in the morning you will rise for your safari to see elephants, reticulated giraffe, grevys, zebra gerenuk, cheetah, impala and lion, if they are all in the mood to be seen. At the end of the day, we return to rest and prepare for the journey to Nairobi on January 12  for your flight. A needed service completed, a skill learned and a safari memory to tell your friends, children and grandchildren.

CHOOSE ONE of seven options or email for customization:

December 31 – January 11:  Full Service with DORM ACCOMMODATION, one day walking SAFARI. $1,170

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December 31 – January 11:  Full Service with CAMPING with your own gear, one day walking SAFARI. $1,110

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December 31 – January 13: Full tour with DORM ACCOMMODATION at JWHS and middle level accommodation during travel and a full day Safari $1,440

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December 31 – January 13:  Full tour CAMPING with your own gear at JWHS and middle level accommodation during travel and a full day Safari.  $1,380

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January 2 – 9: – CLASS ONLY with accommodation –CAMPING with your own gear.  $580.00  (7 day class – 8 nights)

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January 2 – 9: – CLASS ONLY with DORM ACCOMMODATION.   $640.00  (7 day class – 8 nights)

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January 3 – 9 – DAY CLASS ONLY – 9 am – 4 pm daily. Lunch and snacks included.  $520

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Prices DO NOT include Air Ticket, Visa, Medical Preparation, alcoholic beverages, personal items.

Read the General Information HERE

Residents, Missionaries and Volunteers may claim a discount, please contact 0721-275791. 

If you would like to make your own plans then customize with us or just attend the class.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US at info@expandingopportunities.org

Kate\s Cobb Workshop
Kate\s Cobb Workshop
Kate's Cobb Workshop
Kate's Cobb Workshop
Kate's Cobb Workshop
Kate's Cobb Workshop
Kate's Cobb Workshop
Kate's Cobb Workshop
Kate's Cobb Workshop
Kate's Cobb Workshop
Kate's Cobb Workshop
Kate's Cobb Workshop
Kate's Cobb Workshop