Make 2022 the year you learn to build with cob…..

Welcome to Edwards Cob Building – we’re the original cob building and cob-bale building course providers in the UK with over 17 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.

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, we can teach you:

We also offer a cob consultancy service including:

  • Advising home buyers on cob houses before they purchase – offering a survey of the property with details on what work might need doing on it

  • Teaching home owners  how to carry out the repair work themselves if they would rather get stuck in themselves

  • Offering consultancy to architects, structural engineers and other construction professionals.

What ever your interest in cob, earth building or straw-bale construction, we have a natural building course, or cob solution for you. This website has loads of information about cob houses and other forms of earth buildings – so you can start learning about this incredible sustainable, affordable and beautiful material right now. And then to fire your enthusiasm even more you can watch us on TV and learn more about us and the courses you could enjoy.

If you fancy coming on one of our world famous cob courses  or cob workshops to learn to build a cob pizza oven or a cob house or cob studio, please check out our courses page. And if you’re connected to a school. you can book us for a range of inspiring school cob workshops.

We were featured on Channel 4’s Shed of the Year. See our cob studio and learn about our cob building workshops on Channel 4 now!!!

If you have any questions, please contact us anytime. We love nothing more than talking about cob! Get in touch with us via our contact us page and we’ll get straight back to you.

We pride ourselves in providing professional, fun and empowering cob and straw-bale building courses in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt locations in the UK. If you’re looking for detailed and experienced cob building tuition with great food and a stunning view then get in touch to book on one of our courses today.

Watch a Channel 4 documentary about our Norfolk cob house – see what you could build out of cob too once you’ve been on once of our courses! Click here to watch it now!

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