Kevin McCabe



One day cob building workshop including repairs 26th June 2021

26th June 2021 09:30 Dingle Dell, Higher Ridgeway, Ottery St Mary. EX11 1TJ

Come and join us for a full days introduction to cob building led by Kevin McCabe who will happily answer all your cob building questions. The day is an informal practically based experience where you will get a hands on feel for building with cob, as well as understanding how the material works, how to select suitable soils, and adjust your mix as required. We will look at new build as well as some repairs. There will also be a tour of all the buildings at Dingle Dell as inspiration for just what can be possible in this wonderful sculptural and environmentally friendly material. Refreshments and lunch will be provided within the cost of £100 + VAT for the day.

Cob Building Workshop including Pizza Oven construction with Kevin McCabe Saturday 10th July

10th July 2021 09:30 Dingle dell EX11 1TJ

Join us for a full day on Saturday 10th July 2021 at Dingle Dell.  I will cover all aspects of building in new cob, including choosing the correct soil and making adjustments to what you have available as necessary, different methods of mixing including by foot and by machine, then showing you how to use this mix to build your own cob pizza oven. We will also look at building a conventional building with the same mix.

I will be teaching the course myself so should be able to answer any questions you may have regarding any project of your own. The cost is £100 + VAT, (£120) which includes a delicious, homemade lunch and a short tour of Dingle Dell as seen on Grand Designs.

Places always fill quickly for this workshop – You need to pay in full in advance to reserve your place – space will be limited to a maximum of 8 people.