Watch our cob studio and learn about our cob building workshops on Channel 4’s Shed of the Year. Click here to watch it (Episode 2) on All4.
Our beautiful cob studio/shed at our cob home was shortlisted for Channel 4’s Shed of the Year and won the Eco category.
The Cob Studio was 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 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 used the finished cob studio as an inspirational place to contemplate new cob projects and ideas.
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.