Stunning Tiny Earthen Domes at Solscape

These beautiful natural buildings are each less than 10 square meters, and sit overlooking the ocean, amongst the beautiful hills of Raglan, New Zealand.” – Living Big In A Tiny House

Read and see more about these Stunning Tiny Earth House Domes of Solscape at Living Big In A Tiny House. Follow Living Big in a Tiny House on Facebook and Twitter. Photo by Living Big In A Tiny House.

Steve Areen’s $9,000 Thailand Dome Home

Steve Areen, a world traveler who has been visiting remote locations around the world, decided to put down a few roots in northeast Thailand. These roots grew into one of the most beautiful dome homes you may ever see. This work of art (that only cost $9,000 to build) sits in the middle of a mango farm that belongs to Steve’s friend Hajjar Gibran.” – Kent

See more of Steve Areen’s dome home in Thailand. Photos by Steve Areen.

Scottish Blackhouse

The blackhouse is built on clay where the base stones of the wall stand on pebbles to prevent movement. The thick insulated walls of the home are built from two layers of dry stone with an infill of peat topped off with a layer of clay to prevent water getting in to the wall and then capped with turf which absorbs any excess water.” – Natural Homes

Learn more about How to build a Blackhouse

Building a Cob House for $7000

Cob building has been used for centuries in Europe but is relatively unknown in the U.S. In the summer of 2007, Hap and Lin journeyed to Oregon to learn cob building at the Cob Cottage Company, the home of Ianto Evans and Linda Smiley.  They are the major force promoting cob building around the globe.” – Linda Egenes for Iowa Source

Read the whole story about Building a Cob House for $7000.

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 to change my mind daily from cob to strawbale and back again. After building henry the cob studio, I was madly in love and I didn’t want to miss out on that in our main house. But strawbales appealed to my logical man mind…” – Tom

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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 from a past House Alive! workshop. Photo below is the Jelly Bean, a micro cob house.

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 can imagine. It can also be used as a temporary home while building a larger home.” – This Cob House

Learn more about Tiny Cob House Plans and The Freeman