Looking for a cob builders handbook?
You found a GREAT place because I'm always adding new pages here on cob and other more sustainable building technologies... whether they're 10 years old or 10,000!
So you're interested in working with cob... Great! Don't forget to check out our other cob house pages.
These books are neat because they can actually get you started with mud / adobe / cob or whatever you want to call it. :)
Either way here's a great place to start (and it won't cost you a thing...)
The handbook is written by Becky Bee. She published this back in 1998 and it's well written in plain easy to read english with illustrations, too.
The best part... You can read more than half of it for free online...
Click here to check it out (link opens in a new window)
You'll get to learn about everything including what cob is, how to prepare, making your design passive solar, getting materials, building a foundation, and much more.