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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

May 2020
$825

Advanced Rocket Mass Heater Workshop with Kirk Mobert

May 10 @ 9:00 am - May 17 @ 2:00 pm
Kita’s Place,
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

HOST & LOCATION We will be warmly received by Yosi, Ayelet, Yahara, Kita and Hayden on land in the redwood-forested edge of Santa Cruz, California.  Students can camp on the land or in the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park a 10-minute drive away.  There is one 3-person tent available and 6-7 more sites.  People will need to be prepared for poison oak/ticks typical in California forests.  Santa Cruz is one of the most beautiful towns in California, centered on the…

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$2500

Advanced Cobber Certification: DanTara’s Cob Retreat Studio near Mt. Lassen, California

May 24 @ 9:00 am - June 28 @ 5:30 pm
Barb and Tara’s Land,
Shingletown, CA 96088 United States

HOST & LOCATION Our California hosts are Barbara and Tara, mother and daughter, who live in Shingletown, where they recently bought a five-acre piece of raw land, completely off-grid, near Mt Lassen National Park. They have a wonderful view of the volcano, plus a year round creek and abundant wild life including deer, turkeys, cougars, bears, bobcats, foxes, etc.   The workshop site is located in Shingletown, a small town in Lassen County, half an hour east of Redding and…

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June 2020
$700

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

June 28 - July 5
Nico and Amanda’s Homestead,
Sacramento, CA 95816 United States

Choose a continent or an island to learn how to build a Cob Oven and Benches for a week! Our three Oven workshops will take place in Sacramento, California (right in the city) from June 28-July 5th and Pietris, Romania, after the 6-week Cob Building workshop, from Sep 13-20, and at the end of the year on the Azores island of São Miguel (see description below) following the 5-week Cob Building workshop, from November 15-20, 2020. Visit cruzincobglobal.org to see…

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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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October 2020
€2000

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

October 11 - November 15
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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