Cob Building Courses

 Learn HOW to make and build with Cob?

Get down and dirty with our two day Cob Building Course, a practical and muddy experience that's guaranteed to be addictive!

This workshop is an introduction to “all things mud” and may be run over two days.

A weekend is ideal - arrive on Friday and stay the whole weekend.

Time given is the minimum required to learn the art of cobbing, a short introduction is given and the practical component is in 2 parts. There is time for participants to practice and really come to grips with the reality of building with cob.

Cob building workshops

The 2 day course includes:

  • An introduction to cob and its history
  • Design considerations specific to cob and wattle and daub
  • Locating and testing soils
  • Mixing cob successfully by foot
  • Adapting cob mixes for local conditions and specific uses
  • Building with cob
  • Learn the pros a cons of using lime
  • Sculpting with cob - create free flowing forms, integrated niches and decoration
  • How to make and apply, polish and colour earthen plasters, clay paints and finishing plaster
  • How to seal cob using wheat paste, cactus, cow dung and “glue”


R1 500 per person (Minimum 4 people)
Includes all meals and 2 nights accommodation 
Duration: Day 1 - 9h00 to 15h00, Day 2 - 9h00 to 15h00


You decide when, we will make it fit…