Eco Christmas present idea – a pizza oven workshop

Fed up with giving landfill for Christmas?! Why not give an experience instead – a muddy, yummy, eco day out with us on our pizza oven workshops in 2017?

Our pizza oven workshop vouchers make an ideal Christmas gift for anyone who loves eating pizza or enjoys trying their hand a new skill.

The one day course involves tuition from cob building expert Kate Edwards who will show you how easy it is to build a pizza oven for your garden using cob. It’s the original way of doing it and it happens to be the most eco and economical method too! And we think cob ovens cook the best pizza too. We’ll serve you mouth watering woodfired pizza for lunch and it’ll all take place in a glorious setting by the sea in Uplyme, Lyme Regis.

To order your pizza oven workshop Christmas Gift Vouchers please email us at or give us a call on 07949 241815.

learn to make a woodfired pizza oven at ea homemade woodfired pizzas on our cooked pizza in oven by embers



Pizza oven workshops in Devon and Dorset in 2017

So we had our last ever pizza oven building and pizza eating workshop at our cob home in Norfolk last weekend. We’re just starting to pack up the cob house now and getting ready for our exciting move down to the home of cob in East Devon!

All our pizza oven workshops and cob house and garden studio building courses will now take place in the beautiful Lyme Regis.

It was a great day last weekend with a fantastic bunch of cobbers from around the country – so we ended the season on a high note. Thank you for your kind words you sent Richard on your return to London..

“Seriously, thanks for a great day with the perfect mix of education, activity and good company.
The arguments for the cob oven became increasingly convincing but the deal was sealed with the delicious pizza at lunch. The proof of the pudding, as they say….”


We’re building another Anglo-Saxon Longhouse in a school

You may remember an arson attack sadly destroyed the Anglo-Saxon Longhouse we built with school children in a school in Norwich. Well the good news it we’re re-building it and having a great time with all the pupils and teachers making another timber framed house with wattle and daub walls and norfolk reed thatch. The local paper wrote about the project today:

Dorset and Devon cob courses – we’re coming home!

At the end of the cob courses this autumn in Norfolk we are making the exciting move back to the West Country to live near family and be in the home of cob!! We’re both westcountry girls originally – having spent our childhoods rampaging the hills and beaches in Devon. We’ve loved Norfolk but the time has come to head home!

Our 2017 cob building workshops – both the cob house/ studio 4 day workshops and the 1 day pizza oven workshops will be at our new home in Lyme Regis on the Devon/ Dorset border. It’s going to be an even more idyllic spot to come and learn cob building with us!

Click here for dates and more info on cob building workshops in 2017.





Our award winning cob and strawbale home on the edge of Filby Broad on the Norfolk Broads in Norfolk is for sale! Learn more about our eco home on the water’s edge by clicking here to see the cob house on Rightmove.

The cob house overlooks the remote and beautiful Norfolk Broad of Filby and gives you access or sailing, boating and fishing from the garden. And our award winning Shed of the Year 2016 cob studio is in the grounds as well!

See Rightmove for full details.




Cob Shed shortlisted for Shed of the Year 2016

Our beautiful cob studio/shed at our cob home has been shortlisted for Channel 4’s Shed of the Year.

Built by over 300 people from around the world who came to learn how to build their own cob house or cob studio with us. The cob studio is finally finished and we are very excited to say it has been shortlisted for Channel 4’s Shed of the Year.

You can vote for the ‘Cob Shed’ in the Eco Category by clicking here.

You can also look forward to seeing the completed cob shed on the television later this year. We’ll keep you posted on when that will be.

The cob studio is made from earth dug on site, on the edge of a remote Norfolk Broad. We mixed sand, clay and straw to make cob to build the walls. We used reclaimed bricks for the stem wall and lime for the footings. The windows and doors are all reclaimed. A stained glass panel in the turf rood allows more light to flood into the cob studio and the sun also lands on the earthen cob floor which acts as a storage heater, helping keep a comfortable and even temperature in the cob house. Kate Edwards now uses the finished cob studio as an inspirational place to contemplate new cob projects and ideas. And Charlotte Eve enjoys composing new material – when she’s not busy building with cob she’s a songwriter too.

Thank you everyone who played a part in making this cob studio a reality. Here are some photos of the finished cob shed. And if you fancy coming to learn to build a cob house or cob shed with us, please check out our courses pages.

See photos of the cob shed here.

Our how to build a pizza oven workshop is in Sainsbury’s Magazine

You can find details on how to build and use your own woodfired pizza oven using cob, by checking out this great article in the Sainsbury’s Magazine. They came on our 1 day build a pizza oven workshop and wrote this great article. We think the photo of our woodfired pizza is the best – we’ll give you the recipe when you come on a course!