Tandoor article in Asian Image today!

Thank you Asian Image for featuring our how to build your own tandoor workshop today. Here’s the link to the article – it tells lots about our tandoor workshop and there’s lots of photos.


Tandoor Oven Workshops – see images of our tandoor here

So our new tandoor has been sculpted by Kate. Made of earth from the garden, it’s big, it’s beautiful and it gets very hot! This weekend we fired her up for the first time and cooked naan and curries with friends. We just can’t wait to show you how to build a tandoor too and how to cook in one as well. Visit our tandoor oven page to see photos we took over the weekend to get you in the mood for a tandoor oven. To book on one of our workshops please contact us via the website contact page  or phone 01493 369952 for a booking form.

Cooking naan in our tandoor.

Cooking naan in our tandoor.

To see images click on our Facebook logo and check out our tandoor photos.

How to build a tandoor oven workshop dates!

So here are the dates for 2014. 

Sunday 18th May            Sunday 22nd June                    Sunday 10th August 

Learn how to build your own authentic earthen tandoor, learn how to cook in one and devour a mouthwatering curry lunch with naan from an existing tandoor here. 

Next week we’ll be posting all the photos of our new tandoor oven  sculpted by Kate and sharing more details.

This is the first tandoor oven workshop in the UK and we expect courses to fill quickly. To book please contact us to request a booking form. Phone 01493 369952 or email us at sheepie32@hotmail.com or fill in the contact form on the Contact Us page.

Jamie and Jimmy’s Tandoor Oven – How to build your own

Channel 4 tomorrow night Jamie Oliver builds a tandoor oven on his new show . He uses a plant pot and a dustbin. We’ll show you how to build a proper tandoor oven on our new tandoor oven courses this year. We’ll show you how to build a beautiful earthen tandoor for your garden. On the ‘How to build a tandoor oven’ course we will cook homemade naan bread for lunch and eat delicious curry. Visit our Tandoor Oven page for more info or call us on 01493 369952 to book.

Learn more about Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast here http://www.channel4.com/programmes/jamie-and-jimmys-friday-night-feast



Mad for it in May – another 4 day cob course date added!

Spring is always a popular time to come and learn the art of cob building with us and our 4 day cob course at the beginning of May 2014 is already full. So we’ve added another 4 day cob course in May. Come and join us at the cob house by the broad on Tuesday 27th May until Friday 30th May and learn to build your very own cob house.

Contact us to request a booking form or call 01493 369952.


Put your lime coats on before the frost

Here in Norfolk the frost hasn’t quite hit us yet which has been lucky as we’ve been trying to finish the final coat of lime render on the cob-bale extension. If you try and lime render when the frosts are here the render will crack. We find the best time of year to lime is September as you don’t want the weather to be too hot either. If your lime render dries too quickly it will crack as well. If you are rendering in the heat then make sure you keep the render damp with a fine spray of water and protect it from direct sunlight. We’ll take you through lime rendering on the 4 day course. We’re taking bookings now for 2014.

Here’s Kate’s beautifully smooth lime render just on!



Grand Designs cob house – no need for polystyrene and cement

Grand Designs Channel 4 tonight featured Kevin McCabe’s huge cob castle in Devon. It was great the programme showed how sculptural and easy cob is to build with. However we were surprised to see polystyrene used on the external walls and cement foundations. Polystyrene is counterintuitive – cob is all about having a building that breaths and uses only sustainable and natural materials. We use straw bales in some of our walls which offer amazing insulation instead. It’s the common sense, cheap and sustainable solution. And we never use cement in our foundations – we want the whole building to breath to ensure the cob walls stay dry. We use a gravel foundation with

Come on one of our cob courses and we’ll show you how to build your own cob house!

Oh and here’s the link to the Grand Designs cob house episode. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/grand-designs/4od#3587236