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Wood fired cob oven workshop with The Fabulous Cob Oven Co

March 25, 2023 @ 10:00 am - March 26, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

A two day course with Matthew Lloyd of the Fabulous Cob Oven Co – learn how to build your own cob oven … for pizza, bread and much more!

Why cob? Because using cob allows you to build your own oven. Building with cob is fun!

We are thriiled to be bringing Matthew to the Isle of Wight for this very special workshop – he is the ORIGINAL cob oven man!


Cob is a material with a clean conscience. Using the clay from under our feet, mixed with sand and straw, it has been a staple building material to millions across the globe for millennia.

In the Americas they call it adobe. No energy-hungry cement is used in the mix, and no machinery is required for construction. This is a truly accesible and sustainable method of building that connects us to our environment, and nourishes both our soul and our body.


Wood-fired ovens are becoming a foodie must-have. Your BBQ will gather cobwebs while you explore the delights of roasting and baking in a way that lights up your senses. Your roasts will be succulent and your pizzas will cook in seconds. Nothing beats a cob oven for the centre of attention at a party. Everyone will want to try their hand at baking a pizza, and will gather around the oven long into the night.

Burning wood is a low carbon process. No fossil fuel here. This is sustainable cooking, and if you burn fruit woods you’ll be adding a very special accent to your dishes indeed.


A cob oven isn’t just about pizza. You’ll be baking bread, roasting vegetables, broiling meats – the only limit is your imagination. Learn to embrace this relaxed style of cooking, and you’ve got yourself an evening’s entertainment that will have you heading back to the larder in search of more ingredients to try out. Prepare to inspire the creative chef in you!

There are a growing number of ready-made wood-fired ovens on the market … mostly very expensive!

. A cob oven, however, can be made for much less and this brilliant workshop will show you how!


We will be making a base for the oven in advance so that students will have plenty of time to understand and get to grips with the process.

Spaces are limited to 8 to ensure plenty of one-to-one

All materials supplied.

Lunch and refreshements supplied

We are constructing a small outdoor kitchen where the oven will live – there will be protection from the elements in case of bad weather and lunch will be inside with a woodburning stove should it be chilly!

The following weekend 1st April we will be holding a PIzza making workshop with Matthew so you can learn even more about your Cob Oven

Anone attending this two day workshop will receive a 15% discount on the Pizza workshop.

Choose the residential option and stay onsite in one of our beautiful Tiny Home cabins!

You are welcome to bring another guest with you at no extra charge*

We can also help with excellent ferry discounts

*no charge to stay – workshop not included but your guest can buy a seprate workshop ticket if they would like to join in!


March 25, 2023 @ 10:00 am
March 26, 2023 @ 4:00 pm


Tiny Homes Holidays
Hillis Gate Road, Cowes
Isle of Wight, England PO30 5UB United Kingdom
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