Tag Archives: Earthen

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 […]

Art of Living in a Dordogne’s Tiny Mud Home

In a small forest in France’s Dordogne, self-taught carpenter Menthé built his home with a living roof and mud walls… The result is a charming and very cozy home that fits perfectly into the woodland.” – Kirsten Dirksen via Art of living in a Dordogne’s tiny mud home with living roof – YouTube.

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 […]

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 […]

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

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.” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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