Category Archives: Cob

Cob is an ancient earthen building material consisting of clay, sand, straw, water and earth, similar to adobe. These homes are ‘sculpted’ rather than built and are a dream material for artists. If you’ve seen the movie ‘Lord of the Rings’ then you’ve seen the charm of cob. We’ll be covering the variety of creative ways to sculpt with Cob, including fireplaces and outdoor living spaces.

Cob House Building

Have you ever looked at a cliff swallow’s nest and marveled at their cleverness? Nature once again offers us examples to emulate. The lovely thing about cob is how forgiving it is for the novice. Luckily most of us have experience with it as wee things playing pretend outside with mud pies. In fact I…

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