30 Jun '15, 9pm

Canadian Cob Cottage

The roof of the home is totally load bearing on the cob walls. The house is 600 sq.ft (56m2) on 2 floors and cost about $56,000 (35,000) to build. Pat's ultimate goal is to build a '10 Mile House', where every material required for the construction of a home comes from within 10 miles of the building plot. Few natural buildings use entirely local materials but here are a few: Ben Law's roundwood cottage , James OKeefe's oak playhouse , Michael Buck's cob cottage in England and Menthe Mawaw's tiny woodland cottage in France.

Full article: http://naturalhomes.org/timeline/cob-house-hilde.htm


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