These natural homes of adobe are the oldest permanent structures on the continent that have been continuous lived in all this time, nearly a millennium.” – ilovecob.com See more Old Bricks of Cob, New Mexico.
This looks like an amazing cob building workshop. Love the little building they’ve built. “The SunDog nine day workshop is designed to teach ordinary people the skills to build their own cob cottages, from the foundation to the roof. Our projects are small, most are under 200 square feet, and geared towards attaining a high […]
Making adobe bricks is hard work but so simple almost anyone with a strong back can do it with this age old low tech approach. “It is (was) June in the southwestern USA and as is typical it is hot and very dry-what better time to make adobe bricks because they also like it hot […]
This is little adobe house in northern New Mexico is a bit bigger than tiny at 700 square feet; but I have a special place in my heart for nice little adobe homes so I wanted to be sure to share it with you this week. Rina Steen’s Adobe House
I always learn new stuff while reading Lloyd Kahn’s blog. This week I spotted this funky little tiny house built by the folks at Living Earth Structures in Petaluma, California. These folks build all sorts of earthen structures including benches, walls, ovens, and houses. They also offer adobe and cob workshops for those who want […]
I’m starting to think that building with earth makes more sense than any other building method. I must admit I’m terribly biased because my real professional training and education is in the ceramic arts. The main disadvantage is that they are no portable like so many of the tiny houses I write about and explore […]
One of my readers on Tiny House Design sent me this very nicely done adobe casita near Abiquiu, New Mexico. Three months out of the year Samuel Grey lives in this tiny house. In a few years this will be his full-time home. Adobe Casita
A few weeks ago I drew up a 3D drawing of Michael Thompson’s rammed earth wall former and posted the drawings on Tiny House Design. He’s now getting more press for his low cost rammed earth homes and small buildings; read the full article in Eastern Daily Press. Read more at Shedworking Learn more about […]