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Whatsapp +1 831 212-7225||http://www.cruzincobglobal.org


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

June 2020

Advanced Cobber Certification: Build a Sauna & Rocket Stove Heater near Mt. Lassen, California

June 10 @ 4:00 pm - June 28 @ 2:00 pm
Barb and Tara’s Land,
Shingletown, CA 96088 United States

NEW DATES, SHORTER WORKSHOP, LOWER COST!!!!, 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…

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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

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

August 2 - September 13
Sarai and Aurel’s Land,
Pietris, Romania

Early Bird Rate has been extended until July 2nd!!!!! Work trades available for 300€ discount!   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…

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Cozy Colorado Cob & BaleCob Cottage PLUS “Rocket Oven” on Southern Colorado Homestead

August 9 @ 9:00 am - September 6 @ 5:30 pm
Kenton’s Farm,
nezr Weston, Colorado, Weston, CO 81091 United States

HOST & LOCATION Our amazing and excited host for this workshop is Kenton Norris on his 40 acres near Weston, Colorado at the foothills of the Spanish Peaks looking out onto the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of southern Colorado, near the New Mexico border! You will be very spoiled by this amazing workshop location and an experienced Host ready and excited to receive students in comfort and ease.   Kenton has been developing an off grid homestead on 40 forested…

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October 2020

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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December 2020

1st CruzinCobGlobal Teacher Training & Workshop for CCG-certified Advanced Cobbers: São Miguel, Azores, Portugal

December 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - January 17, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
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 and Host of the workshop/training, 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. The Azorean island of São Miguel is a true paradise. Every time I walk, bike or drive around I am in awe of…

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