I Want to Live In a Cob House

The mister keeps telling me that he is going to build us a house in the woods. I recently told him about a cob house that I had seen – he was intrigued. A cob house? Yes, cob is a centuries old method of building with earth, straw and other natural fibers. The cob is mixed by foot and applied in globs (a.k.a. cobs). Cob homes can be very creative, because building with cob is so free form – think of a hobbit house. You can make arches and niches quite easily and the finished product looks so organic.

Would you live in a cob house?

photo courtesy of Patrick at Cob Works
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8 Responses to I Want to Live In a Cob House

  1. Oliver May 9, 2009 at 3:57 pm #

    Lovely home isn’t it. It’s included in this collection:

    http://naturalhomes.org/ecohouselist.htm?cob

  2. nfmgirl May 9, 2009 at 5:39 pm #

    I LOVE cob houses, and it’s my dream to live in one, too!

  3. Nyuel May 9, 2009 at 6:33 pm #

    That’s a really beautiful house. I wouldn’t mind living in one, as long as I have a huge backyard to enjoy with it. I’d be happy to live in just about any house, as long as it’s my own house, and not rented from someone.

  4. Sweet Greens May 10, 2009 at 2:00 am #

    Hi Oliver,
    It is indeed. Thank you for showing me the collection.
    xo.

  5. Sweet Greens May 10, 2009 at 2:01 am #

    Hi nfmgirl,
    Yeah. Wouldn’t it be lovely to live in a cob house and enjoy nature all around?
    xo.

  6. Sweet Greens May 10, 2009 at 2:02 am #

    Hi Nyuel,
    I agree. It is beautiful. I have pics of the inside as well, and they are so much fun.
    xo.

  7. littlepurpleroom June 23, 2009 at 7:43 pm #

    That sweet house reminds me of a mushroom. I would love a cob house or a straw bale house.

  8. Sweet Greens June 23, 2009 at 10:42 pm #

    HI Little Purple Room,
    I agree. That is the first thing that I thought when I saw it. It looks like a mushroom. I love that.
    xo.

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