You will find in this section the list of events dedicated to the CobBauge project.


Past events

Evénement final : CobBauge for the future

@Caen (FR) – 20th and 21st March 2023

As the CobBauge project is coming to an end, a final event was organised at BUILDERS School of Engineering to disseminate the academic and professional results of the project to a varied audience: builders, architects, academics, local authorities…

Picture credit: BUILDERS Ecole d’ingénieurs 


CobBauge/Low Carbon Devon Open Day

@Plymouth, January 16-17th, 2023

Due to the continued interest in the now completed CobBauge building on the University of Plymouth campus, we are now holding another long awaited open day in association with Low Carbon Devon on 16 and 17 January 2023.

There are a number of time slots available. If you would like to attend one of these sessions, please register via the link below:



@Paris – October 3rd to 6th, 2022


Batimat is a fair bringing together all construction and architecture professionals to exchange and choose innovative products and solutions for the construction of current and future buildings.

It will take place from 3 to 6 October 2022 at Porte de Versailles, Paris.

As an innovative and sustainable solution, the CobBauge project will be exhibited. The event will be the opportunity to exchange with the partners present.

First online training event of the CobBauge project

@online – September 29th, 2022


The first CobBauge training event will take place online on September 29th, 2022!

This training is free and intended for designers and builders.

Throughout the day, CobBauge project architects, scientists, engineers and builders will present the materials and implementation processes developed durinf the project.

It will also be an opportunity to visit the pilot sites in France and the United Kingdom and provide details of their design and specifications. In addition, construction guides and training videos will be presented. They will also be available on the CobBauge project website.

Please note that this is a bilingual event, when you will registrate, you will have the possibility to choose the English or French option.

Please click on the following link if you would like to attend this training day: CobBauge Construction Training Event


The CobBauge project team will be happy to welcome you!


CobBauge pilot site Open Day in Fakenham

@Fakenham (UK) – 28 septembre 2022


You are invited to the CobBauge pilot build Open Day in Fakenham (UK) on 28 September 2022!

This pilot site is led by partner HUDSON Architects. The final result will be a three-bedroom house made of cob developed during the project.

Two visits lasting 1.30 are available:

  • 10am – 11.30am
  • 2pm – 3.30pm

They will be divided into two parts: presentation of the CobBauge project and visit of the house under construction.

If you are interested, please book your visit by clicking on this link.

Terra 2022

@Santa Fe (USA) – 7th to 10th June 2022

Presentation of the CobBauge project at the Terra 2022 international conference on earthen architecture.


The CobBauge Building Open Day

@Plymouth University -12th May 2022




Plymouth Research Festival 2021

@Plymouth University – 28th June – 2nd July 2021


Press visit to Carentan’s construction site

@ESITC Caen – 07 July 2020


Research Festival

@Plymouth University – 20-22th January 2020

Presentations – Natural Buildings of the Future



@Puteaux – 20th January 2020

Presentations by F. Streiff from PnrMCB.


CobBauge – Kick-off event – Phase 2 (France)

@Caen – 21st November 2019

Presentations from the Caen Event at ESITC Caen

1. Introduction2.-The-Buildings; 3. Design-and-Buildings4. Prototypes5. Monitoring6. Monitoring_27. Energy and U-values8. UK-FR Housing

External speaker – Maryam MAHDIEH_CRAterre







7e Assises Nationales de la Construction en terre crue

@Rennes – 15-16th November 2019

Focus: Earth and thermal comfort.

More informations here !








CobBauge – Kick-off event – Phase 2 (UK)

@London – 3rd September 2019

Presentations from the London event at RICS London

1. Introduction to the afternoon session; 2. The Buildings – HA;  4. Monitoring – PU & ESITC; 5. Introduction evening session; 6. New Cob – Barry Honeysett; 7. Design and Buildings – HA; 8. Prototype buildings – PU & PnrMCB; 9. Energy and U-Values ​​- PU & ESITC; 10. UK & French Housing – HA






















CobBauge – Networking and CobBauge detailing Workshop

@Plymouth – 3rd July 2019


Clayfest 2019

@Plymouth – 21st June 2019











CobBauge Final Event – Phase 1

@Plymouth University – 4th December 2018

Presentations from the final event:

  1. Introduction – Steve Goodhew (University of Plymouth)
  2. Inventory, Mapping and Website – François Streiff & Servane Cahut (PnrMCB)
  3. Cob Market – Rowland Keable (EBUKI)
  4. Demand and Network – Francoise Streiff (PnrM CB)
  5. Cob Mixes, Formulation and Evaluation – Malo Le Guern (ESITC)
  6. Results of the Thermal testing. U-Values ​​for Composite Walls – Jim Carfrae (University of Plymouth)
  7. Test Scale 1 – François Streiff (PnrMCB)
  8. CobBauge2 – The Next Phase – List of recommendations – Steve Goodhew and François Streiff 

Report from the final event









Clayfest, Wexford, Ireland

@Plymouth University – 24th – 29th September 2018

YouTube video – Dr. Jim Carfrae


Devon Earth Building Association event, hosted by CobBauge

@Plymouth University – 24th May 2018


CobBauge cob house visits

@St Hymer &  @The Ferrière aux Etangs – 14 February 2018



CobBauge Committee Meetings and the French Kick-off event

@ESITC – 13rd February 2018

The event in detail


CobBauge Dirty Day

@ESITC – 12 February 2018

The event in detail


CobBauge Kick-off event

@Plymouth University – 27-29th November 2017

The event in detail