Tuesday, September 4, 2007


This sweet little cob house is on Mayne Island off the coast of BC. Cob is an amazing building material, a mixture of clay, sand and straw. The flexibility of cob as a building material allows people to create beautiful, ecofriendly and utterly unique homes. Why would you ever choose to live in a box when you could whip yourself up a little place like this?

Even though right now I do live in a box, I love looking at cob and strawbale buildings for inspiration for my current home, and for the one I hope to be able to build in the next few years.

Pictures: cobworks.