Brighton Permaculture Trust

3 Day Course

The Brief

Three day training course covering history of cob and clay building, theory of cob work and practical applications over three days. The workshop focused on cob’s low impact – using sustainable materials.


Brighton Permaculture Trust

The Outcomes

Clay tests – six different tests to determine the clays’ performance as a building material. Over the course of the long weekend participants under took the following:

  • Cob – course covered three different ways to make cob
  • Cob oven – practical application one – how to build a cob oven
  • Cob renders – practical application two – using clay to render
  • Cob Mortars – using the adhesive properties of clay to mortar
  • Rocket stove – practical application three

89% of attendees said the course met or exceeded their expectations

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