School outdoor learning workshops

As the spring approaches schools are thinking about ideas for learning outdoors. Excited to confirm a week of ‘cobbing’ in 2 schools in Essex and Surrey. The children will build a cob pizza oven, cob sculptures and a wattle daub den; finishing the week making and cooking pizza in their oven. We can’t wait to meet the children and have a blast with them all this summer! Find out more about our school workshops at our schools pages.

Martham pizza oven whole class

See our clay lump barn renovation finished

renovation of clay lump barn by cobcourses.com renovation pic 2 jan 2016 renovation pic 3 jan 2016So Kate just finished renovating a tumble down clay lump barn for a client in South Norfolk.She created a door way, patched up the earth walls with cob, laid a floor and  finished the inside of the walls with a beautiful lime plaster. To find out more about our earth building renovation work on cob houses, rammed earth buildings, clay lump properties and wattle and daub walls please see our renovations page or phone us on 01493 369952.

Hot cob building workshops in 2016

It’s cold and seriously windy today and so as an antidote to the terrible weather here’s a sunny cob photo! This is a group of cobbers who joined us here on a 4 day cob building course in the heat of the May sun! Can you feel the warmth of the sun on their faces?!
Come and join us this May 2016 for a cob course – learn how to build your own affordable cob home and make new friends! To request a booking form for 2016 contact us via the contact page on our website cobcourses.com

cob house building course/ workshop at Kate Edward's home in Norfolk, May 2013.

cob house building course/ workshop at Kate Edward’s home in Norfolk, May 2013.

Christmas pizza oven workshop vouchers available now!

Our Christmas Gift Vouchers are selling like hot pizzas again this year. If you know anyone who’s a bit of a foodie, why not give them a voucher for our 1 day pizza oven building workshop?! We promise to give them a great day out and serve them hopefully the best pizza lunch they’ve ever eaten….plus homemade cake, tea & coffee. It’s the tastiest, greenest, gift going this yuletide!!

To purchase a gift voucher call us on 01493 369952 or message us via the contact us page to purchase yours today. The workshop is £120 per person.

PIzza oven gift voucher for Chritmas

PIzza oven gift voucher for Chritmas

 

Save on heating bills with a cob house

Most people have turned their heating on by now – we haven’t! It’s yet another reason to build your home from cob and straw bale – you hardly need any heating. Designed the right way, maximising the thermal mass qualities of the cob and the insulative properties for straw, your cob house will be significantly cheaper to heat and run than a conventional build. We talk you through it all in detail on our cob house building workshops. In the meantime, here is the evidence. Below are thermal imaging photos showing heat loss from a conventional new build, built to the latest building standards and then there is the photo taken last winter of our cob house. Both houses were the same temperature inside when the photos were taken. The redder areas show more heatloss. You’ll see the cob house is the clear winner. It does highlight though how the standards for energy efficiency in new builds clearly aren’t good enough. Cob-bale though thankfully exceeds these standards by a long way.thermal imaging - new build thermal imaging cob 2

The perfect foodie gift this Christmas

If you’re looking for a unique gift experience for a loved one this Christmas then why not give them a gift voucher for one of our fun and delicious pizza oven building workshops?!

It’s eco, it’s different and we promise to give them a day to remember here on the Norfolk Broads. With about 15 dates to choose from a year they are bound to find a pizza oven workshop that works for them. Tutor Kate Edwards is a highly experienced cob builder and tutor and she always delivers a fun and entertaining day. And her partner Charlotte Eve prepares a mouthwatering lunch of homemade wood fired pizza from an existing wood fired oven. And this all takes place at their self built cob home overlooking the glorious Filby Broad.

How do you purchase your Christmas gift voucher for the pizza oven experience day?

If you would like to purchase a gift voucher this Christmas for our 1 day pizza oven building (and pizza eating!) experience/ workshop then please phone us on 01493 369952 to request a booking form. Or use our contact us page to message us. We will send you a gift voucher which your loved one can use for any pizza oven wprkshop date that suits them best (subject to availability).

What does the gift voucher cost?

The 1 day pizza oven workshop including hopefully the best pizza lunch you’ve ever eaten, and afternoon tea and cakes, is £120 per person.

How much fun will they have on the workshop?

Here’s some recent feedback we’ve had from participants on our courses. Participants come from all over the UK and abroad.

“Wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent day I had last Saturday.
Great company, fantastic location, excellent food and I learnt something too! Kind regards and I think you’re brilliant.” (Neil).
 
“What an amazing day. Lovely people, great teamwork, the chance to get mucky, the most enthusiastic and passionate teacher ever, fantastic, extraodinarily ‘fast’ food for lunch and Filby the dog. (and I learnt a lot!) Couldn’t have asked for more. Many thanks ladies.” (Ali).

This Christmas give them a gift voucher for your pizza oven workshop!

If you’re looking for a unique gift experience for a loved one this Christmas then why not give them a gift voucher for one of our fun and delicious pizza oven building workshops?!

It’s eco, it’s different and we promise to give them a day to remember here on the Norfolk Broads. With about 15 dates to choose from a year they are bound to find a pizza oven workshop that works for them. Tutor Kate Edwards is a highly experienced cob builder and tutor and she always delivers a fun and entertaining day. And her partner Charlotte Eve prepares a mouthwatering lunch of homemade wood fired pizza from an existing wood fired oven. And this all takes place at their self built cob home overlooking the glorious Filby Broad.

How do you purchase your Christmas gift voucher for the pizza oven experience day?

If you would like to purchase a gift voucher this Christmas for our 1 day pizza oven building (and pizza eating!) experience/ workshop then please phone us on 01493 369952 to request a booking form. Or use our contact us page to message us. We will send you a gift voucher which your loved one can use for any pizza oven wprkshop date that suits them best (subject to availability).

What does the gift voucher cost?

The 1 day pizza oven workshop including hopefully the best pizza lunch you’ve ever eaten, and afternoon tea and cakes, is £120 per person.

How much fun will they have on the workshop?

Here’s some recent feedback we’ve had from participants on our courses. Participants come from all over the UK and abroad.

“Wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent day I had last Saturday.
Great company, fantastic location, excellent food and I learnt something too! Kind regards and I think you’re brilliant.” (Neil).
 
“What an amazing day. Lovely people, great teamwork, the chance to get mucky, the most enthusiastic and passionate teacher ever, fantastic, extraodinarily ‘fast’ food for lunch and Filby the dog. (and I learnt a lot!) Couldn’t have asked for more. Many thanks ladies.” (Ali).

2016 dates now on website – now taking bookings for cob building workshops 2016

We still have lots of cobbing to do in 2015 but so many of you have been asking for our 2016 dates we’ve finally found a moment to sit down with the diaries and decide on all our workshop dates for 2016.

Come and learn to build a pizza oven on our 1 day workshops. Or learn to build your own cob garden studio or cob house on our fun and informative 4 day complete cob building course.

See our Course Dates page to pick your cob course for 2016.

And if you want to buy a cob building workshop as a present for someone we do gift vouchers – they can then pick a date to suit them.