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cob building workshops

Choose 1, 2 or 9 day kiwi cob building workshops. We share knowledge and teach practical skills to people who would like to learn and apply natural building techniques, so you can build your own healthy, natural,earth dwelling.

Each day includes hands-on learning on real buildings at all stages of construction. You will learn about Planning, site choices, site preparation, sourcing materials, all aspects of cob construction, harnessing natural energy and sustained off the grid healthy living.  

Demonstrations on various cob building techniques, and discussion groups.

All workshops include tent site accommodation (byo tent)  also a wholesome kiwi meal at the end of your  day will be incuded. 

Workshops are limited to 6 people per day and spaces do fill up fast.

Below is an application form and pricing guide with full instructions on what to bring and of course venue location in the beautiful Coromandel ranges in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Only 2 1/2 hours drive from Auckland Airport.

We are a not of profit identity.  We care for the environment and welcome like minded people.

For bookings and information contact us.


We provide and exchange for working holiday makers who would like an opportunity during your travels to Aoetaroa, New Zealand to stay with "the locals" and gain practical experience.

We are in the process and well on the way of becoming a totally self sustainable, off the grid, and independent.

We believe life is here to enjoy, creating safe natural learning environments for our children and their children too..

As our helper you would work on average 4-6 hours per day in exchange for free accommodation, wholesome meals and of course good company. The minimum stay required would be 3 days.

Our typical day includes: Feeding animals, establishing organic gardens, scrub cutting, building, collecting materials for our cob homes, firewood and setting up utilities for school camps. Something for everyone..

And usually a swim, fishing or diving in the afternoon.

Our lovely property is situated 12 mins from Tairua township and 15 mins from Hot water beach, Cathedral cove in the beautiful Coromandel ranges. Only 21/2 hours from Auckland airport.

For more information contact us.