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Container House Ontario

A unique combination of steel, wood, and earth… Container House Ontario. via small & tiny home ideas.

Tiny Earthen Home at Taos Pueblo, New Mexico

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.

300 Square Foot Cob House Cost £150 to Build – Owner Builder Used Mostly Reclaimed Materials

Michael Buck built this house at the bottom of his garden for just £150 using natural or unwanted materials he found in skips.” – Mail Online Read more about a Farmer builds a house for just £150 using materials he found in skips…

Mother Earth News Explains Cob Building Basics

Cob building gets its name from the Old English term for “lump,” which refers to the lumps of clay-rich soil that were mixed with straw and then stomped into place to create monolithic earthen walls.” – Mother Earth News Read about Cob Building Basics: DIY House of Earth and Straw

Cob Building Workshop in Kentucky this September

September 5-7, 2014 for a 3 day workshop to learn cob building essentials — we’ll be building a sheltered outdoor bench from the ground up, and an interior wall full of artistic touches in a newly built straw bale home.” – Ziggy Learn more about this workshop…

Would You Consider an Earthen Floor?

In June, I finished installing the earthen floor in my cob house. In October, I built the base layer of the earthen floor, a 2.5″ thick mix of sand, clay, and straw. It dried over fall and winter (very slooowly), and once I finished plastering my walls, I moved onto completing the floor this spring.” […]

Cob Home with a Living Roof

A cob home will have a very distinct and unique quality to it that you will not find among conventional homes. Living in a cob house is more than just abiding in a shelter. It includes a unique experience that is both uplifting and healthy.” – This Cob House Read the 14 Characteristics of Cob Homes at […]

How To Decide Between Strawbale and Cob

If you’ve been drooling over earthen house pictures for any length of time then you’re probably torn. Which building method should you actually use? Cob is so beautiful. So sensual. The smooth curvaceous walls just make you want to rub your hands all over them. Straw bales are so sensible. They’re relatively fast to build and incredibly warm. I used […]

Can They Do It? Can a Cob House be Built in One Day!?

This will be one of the most spectacular natural building events in recent history. The cottage will be about 150 square feet, and built with cob, bales, cordwood-cob and salvaged wood. It will be finished with a straw-clay plaster and tamped earthen floor.” – House Alive! Read more about the One Day Cob House workshop. Photo above […]

Michael Buck’s $250 Cob Cottage

With the rising cost of living many people are seeking alternatives to offset the costs while also maintaining quality of life. One method of saving money is to build your own home. Michael Buck, a retired art teacher turned farmer, has built his own home using natural materials to create a quaint country cottage.The cottage […]

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