"Cobbing is a process best described as mud daubing. Earth, sand and straw are mixed together and massaged onto the foundation, creating thick load-bearing walls. It's like hand-sculpting a giant pot to live in."
Becky Bee - The Cob Builders Handbook
Disputanta Cob is a group of locals who promote and teach natural building. We build with lime mortars and plasters, with cob, other earthen materials, and salvaged items.
Located in the gorgeous foothills of Central KY where spring water is plentiful, land is reasonably priced, and few building restrictions, the setting is perfect for natural building. A great place to learn how to build a cob cottage by taking a cob workshop.
Cob Buildings Onsite
Cob Garden Cottage
Cob Guest Cottage
~ Over 20 years adult-training & instructional design experience
~ Over 10 years experience cob building & leading workshops
Lead Cob Instructor
Easy as 1, 2, 3
1. As we are a building school and have multiple projects at different stages of the building process, we are able to offer so much in such a short period of time.
2. Similar to a cooking show, we start a new wall learning foundation, as well as mixing and building with cob.
3. Moving on to structures further along allows us to experience plastering, sculpting, natural paints, and installing an earthen floor.
Learn-by-doing through one of our week long workshops to build your own home with Diane.
Or become a Hands-On Instructor through our month long Train-the-Trainer program.