They had no construction background and no money.But Amy Andrews and Ethan Van Kooten built a house. They came in over their budget of zero. They spent $489, less than some peoples monthly car payment. The Central College seniors built a 260-square-foot dwelling made of old hog feeders, grain bins, demolished buildings and other dusty piles of junk headed for the landfill.” – Desmoines Register
So at age 52, with his kids grown, he decided it was time to pursue a passion, assembling a work of rustic art making little abodes from materials gathered at auctions, farm yards and garage sales.” – Mike Kilen for The Des Moines Register via USA Today
Read more about Builders of tiny houses say they’re a big thing. Photo by Christopher Gannon The Des Moines Register
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.