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Learn to Build Cob Houses With

Edwards Cob Building

We offer knowledgeable courses teaching professionals, construction teams and members of the public who are curious about the benefits of cob houses. Our courses are open to everyone and based in Lyme Regis.

Upcoming Course Dates...


Friday 24th may - Monday 27th  May

Friday 14th June -Monday 17th June

Friday 23rd August -Monday 26th August

Friday 13th September-Monday 16th  September

Learn to build your dream home

Welcome to Edwards Cob Building – we’re the original cob building and cob-bale building course providers in the UK with over 18 years experience delivering natural building workshops to people from around the world. We’ve empowered thousands of people to take their own futures into their own hands – giving them the skills to build their own affordable, sustainable and beautiful homes from earth.

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"Kate is a treasure trove of knowledge offering a profound depth of understanding, ready to answer any questions you bring. I'm now fueled by inspiration
and can't wait to start on a project. Kate has great sense of humour that makes learning enjoyable. The course was way better than expected offering a deep dive into the subject. And let's not forget the delicious food in such a beautiful setting, it reminded me of the tea party from Alice in wonderland. Hopefully, we'll get to meet again. Thanks a bunch for everything and hopefully I'Il get to build an awe-inspiring house for my family thanks to you!"


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Cob Courses

As the climate emergency becomes ever more urgent, we are training more and more people – self-builders and building professionals – how to build with cob. Cob is the ultimate in low carbon construction – you use the earth on your site to build your home or building. Nothing beats it in terms of sustainability and once built they are warm, healthy and incredibly beautiful. If you’re looking for the ultimate in cob building training then come and learn with the world renowned, award winning, Kate Edwards. Based in Lyme Regis in the UK on the Devon/Dorset border by the sea.

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4-Day Cob Building Course

Are you interested in learning how to build your own cob construction? Whether you're looking to build your own garden studio or have heard about the amazing benefits of cob and would like to build your dream home, Edwards Cob Building can teach you everything you need to know. We find people from all walks of life on our cob workshops: from complete building novices, to architects and surveyors, to teachers, doctors, artists and more. You don't need any previous building experience so why not book yourself or a friend on our next available course?

1-Day Cob Building Course

Interested in cob but don't have time for our 4-day course? Not a problem! We've put together a shorter, 1-day cob course, teaching you the benefits, techniques and how to get the most out of cob. Best part? There's pizza involved! Learn how to design and construct your own pizza oven, Don’t splash out thousands of quid on a ready made brick oven – go for the more affordable, authentic, beautiful and sustainable option and build one yourself. You’ll definitely taste the difference and your friends will be seriously impressed you built your own oven.

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"Thank you Kate you have been a total inspiration, your course has opened my eyes, I will never be the same again!!! Cob on!"

Josh - London

Working with hundreds of  schools across the UK, we have empowered young people to build with cob and continue to teach its benefits on our fun workshops.

What else do we offer?

Looking for some extra space for an office or studio? We design and create bespoke cob garden studios to suit your needs!

We're specialist in cob building and repairing historical and old cob properties. We can help repair your home, or teach you how to do it yourself.

Cob Wendy houses make fantastic play spaces for little ones and a fun way to learn about sustainable building.

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