Building with cob
Wheelbarrow of materials
Clay preferably comes from the site itself. After being mixed with straw, it forms a rock-solid building material. Houses in England made with just such a material have lasted nearly 500 years!
Our son's first independently-designed house
This is our son's first cob building project, although he never lived in this home.
This structure is part of an environmental center and is not generally used as a residence, and it doesn't have a kitchen or bathroom.
Creating an earthen floor
Here, he's creating an earthen floor out of cob.
Shelves can be built in to the walls, and the windows can have. Note exposed stone foundation.
Cob is so easy a child can help! Here is our 2-year-old grandson helping Uncle Greggy build a meditation studio for a client.
Not just houses
A garden wall
Cob can be used to make garden walls. This one is still in progress. It will be covered with plaster, and it will have a green "roof."
An earthen oven
Cob can be used to make an earthen oven.