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Cob Oven Workshop – Atlanta, Georgia


July 29, 2015 - July 30, 2015 Contact

Come and learn how to build your own cob oven! A cob oven is an excellent place for people to start if they want to start building with cob or any type of natural building. Its also a nice, functional structure that you can use for an outdoor gathering place to bake breads and pizzas.

A cob oven is a very accessible project for most people to accomplish within a few days, and building one is a great way to get your feet wet into cob building.


What You Will Learn:

–          How to build a proper foundation for a cob oven

–          How to mix cob with the tarp method

–          How to insulate your cob oven

–          How to design a functional and efficient cob oven

–          How to build the oven structure

–          How to protect your cob oven from the elements


The workshop will be held on a private property north of the Atlanta Metro area. It is also about an hour and a half drive from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for those interested in flying to the area.

We will begin the days with breakfast at 8:00 AM, and begin the lesson around 9:00 AM. We will break for lunch at noon and return to our project at about 1:00 PM. We will complete hands-on work around 5:00 PM. We will serve dinner at about 6:00 PM, and complete the day with a relaxing evening and free forum for natural building discussions.

The workshop will be led by Alex Sumerall, an east coast Natural Builder who has a focus on creating earthen structures that are healthy, aesthetically pleasing, and functional for modern life. He is the owner of This Cob House, LLC, which is dedicated to teaching people about cob and natural building techniques. Alex has a background in business and advertising, and has been practicing Natural Building since 2011. He graduated from the Aprovecho School of Natural Building in 2013 in Cottage Grove, Oregon, and continues to teach, present, consult, and construct.



There are two options for lodging: camping, or staying in one of the local hotel establishments.

Camping is FREE and is available right on the workshop property. There are plenty of great locations to set up a tent here. Campers will have access to clean bathrooms and showers.


Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served for the day of the workshop and are included in the price of the workshop.

All meals are home cooked and will be delicious! You will feel energized and satiated for our long day. We are taking great care and expense to feed you well.

Special dietary needs can be accommodated for. But you must let us know of dietary preferences/needs ahead of time so we can make preparations.

Free Extras!

Everyone who signs up for the workshop will receive my downloadable eBooks, FREE:

  • Build a Cob House: A Step-By-Step Guide
  • Cob to Code: The Owner-Builder’s Guide to Cob Homes and Building Codes

Workshop Price: $250

Click here to register: http://www.thiscobhouse.com/cob-oven-workshop-atlanta-georgia-july-2015/

If you have further questions regarding the workshop or if you need help registering and making your payment, contact me at: alex@thiscobhouse.com.


July 29, 2015
July 30, 2015
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Alex Sumerall