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CruzinCobGlobal

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CruzinCobGlobal

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

February 2020
$2000

Build a Cob Outdoor Kitchen & Oven near Pucón, Chile

February 2 @ 8:45 am - March 1 @ 5:30 pm
Quincho Ulmo,
Molco, Villarrica Chile

***Course will be taught in English or in English & Spanish depending on student needs.*** HOST & LOCATION CruzinCobGlobal will be returning to Chile for a second Cob building workshop offering you a transformational educational opportunity, an escape from the northern hemisphere winter for the month of February, and a chance to visit one of the most beautiful places in the world.  We will be hosted by Damián Walker, a multi-talented chef, local restaurant owner, interior and furniture designer focused…

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March 2020
€2000

First Cob Bungalow on the Island of São Miguel in the Azores (Portugal)

March 22 - April 26
Quinta da Vida Boa,
Canada das Mercês, Lagoa, 9000 Portugal

LOCATION & HOST Discover the beautiful Azores islands in the Springtime on the largest and most diverse of all the islands where Claudine, director of CruzinCobGlobal, has just bought a few acres of land near the ocean and forest to create the Quinta da Vida Boa Cob Ecovillage Retreat & Educational Center. Come and learn Cob Building while building the island’s and the Quinta’s first official Cob Bungalow with the island’s own materials of course!!! The Azorean island of São…

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April 2020
€400

Three CruzinCobGlobal Cob Oven & Bench Workshops in 2020: Azores, California & Romania

April 26 - May 1
Quinta da Vida Boa,
Canada das Mercês, Lagoa, 9000 Portugal
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Choose a continent or an island to learn how to build a Cob Oven and Benches for a week! Visit cruzincobglobal.org to see each location’s offerings. Here is a taster from the Azores: HOST & LOCATION The Cob Oven & Benches workshop will be located on the Quinta da Vida Boa site and follow the 5-week Advanced Cob Building Workshop. Please visit the event page for that workshop to find out about the location and the island of São Miguel.…

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May 2020
$2725

A Musician’s Cob Studio: Advanced Cobber Certification in Placerville, California

May 24 @ 9:00 am - June 28 @ 5:30 pm
Chad’s Place,
Placerville, CA 95667 United States

HOST & LOCATION Our California host is Chad Wilkins, a travelling musician and creator of Chad Wilkins Music, where you can listen to his latest songs.  From his bio: “Mystic Minstrel, Chad Wilkins, is an American/Australian singer-songwriter bringing heart-songs that reveal a better way for a generation in transitional times on our planet! From his lively, progressive grooves, to his deeply prayerful chants, spanning many genres, Chad’s rootsy folk anthems carry themes of love, gratitude, risk, honour, and pure vibrant…

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August 2020
€2500

A Young Family’s New Cob/Straw Bale Hybrid Home and Masonry Adobe Heater in Romania

August 2 - September 13

HOST & LOCATION This will be CruzinCobGlobal’s first Romanian workshop and this is a special one because my grandparents on my mother’s side were Romanian Jews! Which explains alot, right? At least my three sons understand why we feel “different” than everybody else. The Gypsy Blood must be in that mix somewhere! Our wonderful hosts are a sweet young family that just gave birth to their first son Isarin on August 13th! Sarai, who has Nigerian, South African and Romanian…

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$2100

Cozy Cob Cottage in Colorado

August 9 @ 9:00 am - September 6 @ 5:30 pm
Six Eagles Haven Retreat Center,
50158 Eagles Way, Mesa, CO 81643 United States

HOST & LOCATION Our lovely host for this workshop is Antigone Allena (great name!) and the staff at the new Six Eagles Haven & Retreat Center in Mesa, Colorado. You will be very spoiled by this amazing workshop location ready and excited to receive students in comfort and ease.  Here is her story:   I have been a Workshop Leader and Trainer for 32 years. Two years ago I decided to quit this long-term profession to travel and figure out…

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