Tag Archives: cob

The Freeman – 120 Square Foot Cob House Plans

The Freeman is a tiny cob home with many purposes. Great for homesteaders, preppers, business people, or anyone who just wants a little cob house. It can be used for many different types of accommodations. The Freeman can be used as a home, an art studio, a shed, a backyard office, or whatever else you […]

Heidi’s Natural Home in Southern Finland.

This is Heidi’s cottage, ‘Elaman Puu’, which means Tree of Life. It’s built with a variety of natural building techniques with a rubble trench, earthbag stem walls dressed in stone, birch bark damp-proof membrane beneath the straw bales on the northern walls with cob and cordwood to the south and a reciprocal roof on a […]

Cob Cottage Company Builds Beautiful Handcrafted Homes

Our inspiration comes from direct observation of Nature, and from the wisdom of traditional cultures. We are committed to deconsumerizing, to reducing the flow of cash, resources and waste, and helping others to do the same. We work with a wide range of natural materials. Numerous cob demonstration buildings all over North America are now […]

How to Build a Stone Foundation

A building needs a strong foundation to rest upon. This is the first detail to consider when building any structure. It should be a unified and stable base for your building to sit upon, and must also support the load of the building. It was our goal during Week One of Aprovecho’s Sustainable Shelter Workshop […]

20-Square-Meter Home Made of Corn Cobs

We have disclosure! We now know why extraterrestrials make all those crop circles! Flying saucer are made from corn cobs! Just kidding 🙂 “StAndré-Lang Architectes was inspired by the corn dryers of Alsace to create this unusual housing prototype clad in a cage of corn cobs.” via Tourner Autour du Ried is a 20-Square-Meter Home […]

SunDog Cob Building Workshop

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 […]

Living Earth Structures

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 […]