Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cob House



I want to build a Cob house.  I'm not saying that I want to build it anytime soon, but one day, I think I would really like to build a house like this and living in it.  Maybe we can start small and build a office/getaway in the backyard first.

What is a cob house you ask? Good old Wiki describes Cob as:

Cob or cobb is a building material consisting of clay, sand, straw, water, and earth, similar to adobe. Cob is fireproof, resistant to seismic activity, and inexpensive. It can be used to create artistic, sculptural forms and has been revived in recent years by the natural building and sustainability movements.

Here are some link to check out to learn a bit more about Cob houses
You can also use straw:
Or even tires:

What do you think?  Would you ever live in a house like this or want to build one?  How about as a earthy office/shop in the middle of your homestead?

You can even add a green roof to these as well!

2 comments:

L.A. said...

I would LOVE to have one of these as a special place of my own to get away to.

Tony R. said...

I'm really liking the straw house idea. The second link under straw house is really awesome...lots of good information.

You should build one! Lots of straw in the Midwest right?