Elke Cole Design chronological overview

Architectural Design:

2016

Natural woodland cabin, Kivulini, Kenya

2015

Hostel/dormitory , Bafut, Cameroon                                                                                                               Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage demonstration site for Betterworld Cameroon

2014

Meeting Hall and Kitchen, Bafut, Cameroon                                                                                                   Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage demonstration site for Betterworld Cameroon

2012
Sunshine house, Mayne Island, BC
Earthen demonstration building Amarula Campsite, Tanzania

2011
Terri & Caito’s Home, Bagamoyo, Tanzania

2010
Natural Home and B&B, Mayne Island, BC
Natural Family Home Errington, BC
Cob Bath House, O.U.R.Ecovillage, Shawnigan Lake, BC
Eagleyew, Shawnigan Lake, BC
Kitchen building for Baobab Home , Bagamoyo Tanzania

Store for Twiga Group, Mnenia Village, Tanzania

2009
Ubuyu 1 for Baobab Home, Bagamoyo, Tanzania
Silent Motion Yoga Studio reception, Nanaimo, BC
Serena’s house, Kykotsmovi, Arizona

2008
Development plan for Baobab Home , Bagamoyo, Tanzania
Cob Office for Baobab Home,Bagamoyo, Tanzania
C&C Natural Home, Mayne Island,BC,
Freya’s house, O.U.R.Ecovillage, Shawnigan Lake
Williams Cob home, near George West, Texas
Taylor  natural home , Gabriola Island, BC
Mathison cob house, Mayne Island, BC

2007
House for Mama Rehema, Bagamoyo, Tanzania
Xocolat Residence , Puerto Viejo,  Costa Rica
Family home , Cob hybrid,  Salt Spring Island, BC

2006
Residential Development plan, O.U.R. Ecovillage, Shawnigan Lake
Brocklehurst Residence, hybrid, Gabriola Island
Straw bale residence, Pender Island

2005
Art Studio, O.U.R.Ecovillage, Shawnigan Lake
Meditation Hall , Buddha Smiles , Kaniyambadi, South India
Artisan Bakery, straw bale, Comox,

2004
Buddha Smiles School, Kaniyambadi, South India
Nowak Residence, straw bale/ cob, Pender Island
Niedziela Residence, cob/ light clay, Salt Spring Island
Young Residence, cob/ light clay, Highlands Saanich Peninsula

2003
OUR Ecovillage, Healing Sanctuary, Shawnigan Lake
Czepleski, Residence, cob, Mayne Island
Grout, cob studio, Courtenay

2002
Cobworks Office, Cob, Mayne Island
Glen Echo Vineyards, Cob Cottage, Mayne Island
Calvert, Residence, Straw Bale, Mayne Island
Markley, Residence, Straw Bale, Bainbridge Island

2001
Spiering, Residence, Straw Bale, Pemberton
Dr.Pandeya, 3-room rejuvenation cabin, Cob, Salt Spring Island

2000
Fairbanks, Addition, Black Creek
Fitzell, Summer House, Mayne Island
Beaver Meadow Farm, Addition, Comox

1999
Home, Addition, Courtenay
Bar None Café, Courtyard, Courtenay
Melnuk, Art studio, Straw Bale, Courtenay

1998
Workshop building, Straw Bale, Quadra Island
Yeo, Addition, Comox
Kilian, Residence, Courtenay

1997
Brussels, Residence, Straw Bale/ Cob, Cortes Island

1996
Barker, Residence, Straw Bale, Cortes Island
Campbell, Residence, Campbell River
Cole Residence, Courtenay

Natural Building Projects/ Workshops/ Roles:

2016

Dormitory/Hostel for Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage, Bafut, Cameroon, design, instructor, project management

Woodland cabin , Kivulini, Kenya, design , instructor

2015

Meeting Hall and Kitchen for Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage, Bafut, Cameroon, design, instructor, project management

Sunshine House, Mayne Island, BC, workshop leader

2014

Cottage at Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage, Bafut, Cameroon, design, instructor

2012

Cob demonstration cottage at Amarula Campsite, Kondoa region, Tanzania, design, construction and management

2010
100 square foot Strawbale Buildings , O.U.R.Ecovillage, concept, instructor,
Cob bathhouse, O.U.R.Ecovillage, design, site lead, instructor
Kitchen building, Bagamoyo, Tanzania, design, project leader
Village store, Mnenia, Tanzania, deisgn, project leader

2009
Freya’s House, O.U.R. Ecovillage, designer, instructor
House for a Hopi Woman, Kykotsmovi, Arizona, Design and workshop leader
Cob Office, Bagamoyo, Tanzania, designer, site lead, instructor
Repair work for Buddha Smiles school Kanyambadi, Tamil Nadu India, workshop leader, site lead
2008
Williams House, Texas, workshop leader, designer
Art Studio at O.U.R.Ecovillage, project lead and instructor

2007
OUR Ecovillage , Shawnigan Lake, instructor
Eco-sense residence, Victoria, workshop leader
Xocolat residence , Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, instructor designer and consultant
Margarets woodland workshop, Duncan, instructor and consultant
Mama Rehema’s house, Bagamoyo, Tanzania,  project leader and instrucor

2006
Straw Bale home, Pender Island, project management support, bale and earth plaster contract
OUR Ecovillage, Shawnigan Lake, instructor
TF Guild north american conference, Parksville, guest speaker

2005
Buddha Smiles School, Kaniyambadi, South India, Design and workshop leader
Design and People, Kochi, Kerala, India guest presenter
OUR Ecovillage, Shawnigan Lake, project leader and instructor

2004
International Earth Building Conference, Berlin, Germany, Guest Speaker
Buddha Smiles School, Kaniyambadi, South India, Design and workshop leader
Cob oven workshop, Quilcene, Wa., workshop leader and design consultant
Village Building Convergence, Portland, site leader
OUR Ecovillage, Shawnigan Lake, project leader and instructor

2003
Cob house, Courtenay, design and workshop leader
OUR Ecovillage, Shawnigan Lake, Project leader and instructor
Cob Sculpture, Fulford Harbour, contract

2002
OUR Ecovillage, Shawnigan Lake, Cob sauna addition, workshop leader
Cob Bathhouse, Mayne Island, workshop leader and finishing contract
Cobworks apprentice program, Mayne Island, project leader, instructor, program development
Ayurvedic Kuti, Salt Spring Island, finishing work
Orchard house, Cawston, Straw Bale building workshop leader
Natural Builder’s Convergence, Portland, project leader, presenter

2001
Straw bale house, Denman Island, workshop series, instructor
Cob Guest House, Mayne Island, 2 workshops and finishing contract
Ayurvedic Kuti, Salt Spring Island, design and contractor
Orchard house, Cawston, Cob workshop instructor
Cob Oven and patio seating, Shawnigan Lake, design and workshop leader
Cob Oven and patio seating with garden wall, Mayne Island, workshop leader
Guest instructor at Cob Cottage Natural Building School, Oregon

2000
Sculpted Cob Patio wall and oven, Courtenay, design and workshop leader, finishing contract
Freeman residence, Denman Island, consultant and co- leader of crew
Cob Guest House, Mayne Island, finishing contract

1999
Cob Guest House, Mayne Island, workshop leader
Cob cabin, Lasqueti Island, workshop leader
Cob Guest House, Denman Island, workshop leader
Cob Café, Bella Coola, workshop leader for Down to Earth Building Bee
Cob Greenhouse, Merville, workshop leader
Art studio, Courtenay, renovation with earthen plaster, contract

1998
Cob Café, Bella Coola, workshop leader for Down to Earth Building Bee
Cob Guest House, Mayne Island, workshop instructor

1997
Designing with Nature, Denman Island, workshop leader

1996
Cob Guest House, Sooke, workshop co- instructor
Straw Bale House, Courtenay, owner builder

contact: elke@elkecole.com

 

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