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Our vision is two-fold. First, we seek to expand the global awareness, understanding and practical experience of Earthen “Cob” Construction as a safe, healthy, ecological, economical, strong and durable building technique everywhere on the Planet. Secondly CCG seeks to contribute to the reduction in concrete-based construction and cement production thereby increasing the well-being of all Life and our Planet Home.
Our mission is to collaborate with individuals and communities around the Planet in organizing and holding Cob Building workshops in which we lead an international/intercultural group of 10-15 students in the construction of all (foundation, walls and roof) or part (just walls) of a small structure (10-15m2 or 110-165ft2) in a period of 10-28 days. The standard workshop is 10m2 in 2 weeks. We also teach 3-4 day Cob Oven workshops as a shorter and easier option.

CruzinCobGlobal is on a planetary mission to teach cob building, as it is practiced in California and Europe.  We lead workshops for local and international students who learn and build together, not only a beautiful ecological structure, but intercultural communication and understanding.  It is a multi-faceted opportunity to learn cob building, a language, a culture and community living.  We can also be hired for cob building projects and both of these happen where we find ready hosts/clients with available land and a desire for something new in their lives.  Many of our students and clients are going through major lifestyle changes when they fall in love with the idea of cob and join a workshop.  They are left transformed and closer to living their true calling, whatever it may be.

After 7 years of teaching in the US, we are in the midst of a 3 1/2-year Global Cob Trotter Bike Tour teaching cob workshops around the Planet.  We are proud to have launched the international model, CruzinCobGlobal in 2015, and have already taught 12 workshops in: Spain, the Canaries, Senegal, Cabo Verde, France, Morocco and Santa Cruz, CA since starting in March of 2015.   In the Spring and Summer of 2017 we will be holding workshops in Cabo Verde, the Azores and Portugal .  We will head back to the US for a month-long workshop (location still in process) that will be filmed on a Cable TV DIY channel in October.

In November 2017 begins Part 2: Latin America and the Carribbean….always on bicycle of course!  Heading to Cuba for an exploratory visit/ride for a potential Ecovillage and workshop site, then continuing on to Colombia. Brazil and Nicaragua in the Spring of 2018.   The grand finale will be CUBA before heading back to California.

Our website has all the information you need to join a workshophost a workshop or hire CCG for your cob build project on your land.  We are building a team of global cob builders to support the peaceful, healthful beauty of durable and economical earthen buildings everywhere.  Whether you want to learn  in order to teach workshops  with CCG or on your own, or want to start the journey towards being a professional cob builder, we’re eager to help and support our students.

Upcoming Events

March 2018

Building a Communal Kitchen in the PapraYbá Ecovillage in Serra Grande, Bahia, Brazil

March 18 @ 4:00 pm - April 14 @ 12:00 pm
Paparaybá Ecovillage,
Serra Grande, Brazil

Students in the 28-day Brazil Complete Cob Workshop will learn all aspects of building a Cob structure from Foundation to Roof with daily lectures and hands-on practice. We will build the 15 to 20m2 (depending on number of students) communal kitchen for the brand new PaparaYbá Ecovillage, an intentional community located in the southern part of the State of Bahía, between the forest and the ocean, 5 km west of the closest town, Serra Grande, in the municipality of Uruçúca.…

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July 2018

Southern Colorado Complete Cob Workshop near Trinidad

July 1 @ 8:00 pm - July 29 @ 8:00 pm
Jen’s Homestead,
Boncarbo, Boncarbo, CO 81091 United States
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Project & Location The Colorado Complete Cob Workshop will be held on 40 acres of scrub pine, rocky terrain wilderness in Boncarbo (Las Animas County) near Trinidad, Colorado in the southeastern part of the state near the New Mexico border.  It is part of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range and has an altitude of 7,500 feet creating a wonderful summer climate perfect for building a cob project.  The land belonged to Jen’s parents and here she will be starting…

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August 2018

Wild Woman Complete Cob Workshop & Retreat on the Island of Faial, Azores, Portugal

August 5 @ 9:00 am - September 2 @ 5:00 pm

The first annual 28-Day Wild Woman Cob Workshop & Retreat will be an integration of a Complete Cob Training from Foundation to Roof with 2 or more daily hours of Yoga, Song, Music, Ritual and other Communal Wild Woman activities both planned and spontaneous!  Together we will learn all the elements of  building a beautiful Cob Sanctuary to house guests, friends, and volunteers on Kim Howard and Michaela Eisele’s beautiful homestead which they call “Ninovan” (meaning: our home) where they, their…

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November 2018

Moroccan Cob & Tadelakt Studio in Tangier

November 4 @ 8:00 pm - December 2 @ 8:00 pm
Ahmed and Latifah’s Place,
9, rue Azrou, Tangier, 9000 Morocco

Project & Location Our 1st Tangier, Morocco Complete Cob Workshop will take place in the city of Tangier on the southern edge in a beautiful neighborhood called Sidi Mismoudi with very old houses, lots of vegetation and a short walk to the beach or along the coastline.  We will be hosted by a lovely long-term Tangier family, Ahmed and Latifah Ben-Sallah, right in their 3-story Riad overlooking the city and removed enough to enjoy a quiet and peaceful environment punctuated…

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