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Charles André’s 500 Square Foot Cob Home in Canada

Charles’ home was built by Cobworks. Charles wanted to use only natural materials of sand, clay, stone, logs and lumber all from his own land. The home is 500 sq.ft (46.5 m2) including the sleeping loft. It took 4 month to build and cost about $18,000 (£10,600).” – naturalhomes.org Learn more about A Pattern Language tour […]

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 […]

The Winckler – A Storybook Cottage by Lindcroft

The cottage, called Winckler, was built with local douglas fir, logged and cut with a portable sawmill. The roof is cedar shingles (shakes) hand split and steamed to make them supple enough to follow the curves of the roof.  The cedar door and windows, like the rest of the house, are all handmade.” – naturalhomes.org […]

Laughing House in Oregon by The Cob Cottage Company

Hidden away in a lush Oregon woodland near Coquille, OR, USA is a collection of tiny cob homes with names like Dawn and Dusk and the jewel among them is the the home of Ianto and Linda called Laughing House. Ianto and Linda run the Cob Cottage Company sharing their many years of natural building experience and […]

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 […]

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