Cob is an ancient earthen building material consisting of clay, sand, straw, water and earth, similar to adobe. It is mixed and applied while still wet by forming it into lumps the size of a loaf or ‘cob’ of bread. 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.
For an explanatory introduction, read Cob House Building.
Image credits: Monica Holy