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