The Devon Earth Building Association was formed in 1991 to sustain the ancient and traditional practice of building in earth or ‘cob’ in the South-West of England. The Association supports the conservation of existing cob buildings by developing and promoting appropriate techniques for their repair and maintenance, and encourages the use of cob for new building.

Building In Cob and A Traditional Cob Building Being Repaired


The members of DEBA's Working Group sincerely apologise for the fact that queries to the 'Contact Us' page of the site during the last year have gone unanswered as none of the members have been able to devote time to this. We believe now that the situation has been rectified and we will do our best to reply to all messages although please do not necessarily expect an immediate answer as we are all busy people.