Make Straw & Clay Hobbit Cottage


Cause Areas


Mon Jun 25, 2018 08:30 AM - Wed Sep 12, 2018 01:00 PM


8544 New RoadSuffolk, VA 23437
Veteran Art and Farm Therapy


Come Learn For Free: Ever wanted to participate in creating and engineering a unique hobbit like house? Here is your opportunity to put your creative energy to use. We delight in car windows mudded into the walls and solar panels on roofs. We provide Clay, Sand, Straw and you provide innovation to make sun dried naturally hardened cottages for campers during the summer. The techniques uses "cob" which comes from British Isles 15th century building material. Many of these buildings are still standing today and waves of "cob" created homes are popping-up in Settle, Florida, Mid-West and now Virginia.

Veterans Art and Farm Therapy Program is a new charity founded and funded by owner of Stargazer Stables. We are relocating our facility to Suffolk, VA and inviting you to come join us making awesome weekend camp cottages for veterans and other campers. Sign up through our website or contact Sonya Barnes at for more information. Dates: June 25-26, The week of July 2-9 (pick a couple of days to help) Aug 6-7 and September

About Us: Veterans Art and Farm Therapy Program is a new charity founded by Stargazer Stables. Its purpose is to provide therapeutic activities to veterans with mental health problems through art, farm, and equine activities. Studies prove that going out in nature decreases anxiety, depression and PTSD. The owner of Stargazer Stables is Sonya Barnes, a graduate from EVMS Art Therapy Program and a current art teacher at Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, VA.

Stargazer Stables is relocating to 8544 New Road in Suffolk, VA. This summer it will host several groups to participate in creating artistic small 12x18 cob cottages for use during the weekend for veterans and during the summer for children campers.


  • Construction
  • Interior / Exterior Design
  • Project Management
  • Carpentry
  • Youth Services
  • Visual Arts

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 15
  • you decide either 1 day or every weekend
  • physically fit, heat tolerance

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