When I think of cob houses mud, dirt, hobbits, and nature all come
to mind. Did you know mud has been used all around the world for
thousands of years to build homes?
It's certainly nothing new and something about is sure is special. People's experiences generally seem to bring a deeper connection with life when being around these homes.
I think this has to do with the fact that the materials are earth.
Web soil is molded by hand to create thick walls. There are different techniques used to make the mud mix. Things like straw, animal poop, and even urine have been used here.
Here's a look at a recent cob home thanks to the wonderful folks at Cob Works...
Notice the sitting area and oven on the left. What an awesome home!
Ovens come in a variety of designs, sizes, and even shapes. They're all unique!
Building a cob home
Why cob, getting land, and building permits with Pat Hennebery.
Some examples of some really small cob dwellings.
Learning more, getting hands on experience, and more.
Brief info and pictures.
A handbook for working with cob, adobe, and straw.
A big thanks to Pat and Cob Works for providing us with photos and information in this section. He
has built over 25 cob structures over the years! Click here to visit Cob Works.