Wednesday, 31 August 2011

We were live on BBC radio Norfolk this morning showing the presenter around our new cob house. You can hear the 3 minute interview here Go to 2hrs 22 minutes into the interview to hear about cob!

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

The Index of Inclusion and cob workshops in your school

Visit this link to scroll through the slides in the powerpoint about how our cob workshops can help your school be more inclusive. There's loads of pictures!

Friday, 6 May 2011

OUr 4 day cob building course started today!

Eleven new cobbers arrived today from all over the world - UK, Bulgaria and Japan! The sun shone all day, and we've had a fantastic time learning how to make the perfect cob mix, building the first foot of cob on a stem wall, and working on the cob stairs. We've got a great bunch of friendly people here for the next 4 days so it promises to be great fun.

And thank you all for your kind compliments regarding the food - the guy who told me my lunch was 'a masterpiece' - I'll slip you extra large portions tomorrow!!

If you're thinking about coming on our complete cob course, please get in touch to book on our next course which takes place in August - there are just a few spaces left. Email us or call us on 01493 369952. Find out more at

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Thurlton Primary build a cob oven

Digging holes, dancing on mud and getting covered in clay - building a pizza oven at school is a memorable experience for children. The pupils at Thurlton were great fun to work with and we hope they enjoy cooking the food they grow in their school grounds, in their new earthen oven! They designed it all themselves, and built it themselves - we just helped them make it happen!
If your school want to build a pizza oven and learn about sustainable building workshops we do, call me (Charlotte) on 07766 220526.

Monday, 4 April 2011

New dates added for our build a earthen/ cob pizza oven courses

Lots of you have been in touch asking when we're putting the rest of our summer dates for courses on the website. Well we've done it at last! See and go to the courses page and scroll down to see all the pizza oven course dates for June, July, August, September and October. Here's a lovely oven made by some cobbers on one of our workshops recently.

Ellingham Primary School get cobbing

Ellingham Primary School in South Norfolk already have several Green Flags - they're an impressive Eco School. And I had the pleasure of working with their Year 5/6 class last week - making cob, learning more about sustainable building and creating cob sculptures. The pupils were a joy to meet - so good at digging and mixing the cob and so friendly and enthusiastic. The picture below shows pupils mixing the cob themselves. You can't spot them in this picture, but wondering around the school grounds were several school chickens! Thanks Ellingham for a great time!