DIY, Off Grid, Homesteading

Family’s Magical Cob House Made From Earth, Sand & Straw…

Danny and Katherine built a gorgeous house made of cob – a sustainable and natural material made from sand, clay, and straw. You’d never know that a house made from such material could be so beautiful!

Cob building gets its name from the Old English term for “lump,” which refers to the lumps of clay-rich soil that were mixed with straw and then stomped into place to create monolithic earthen walls. Before coal and oil made transportation cheap, houses were built from whatever materials were close at hand.

Cob buildings are also extremely durable. The oldest cob house currently standing is 10,00 years old. If this doesn’t speak to how strong and durable cob houses are, then nothing will. Cob houses are built to stand forever as long as their roofs are maintained, and they are properly looked after.

Take a tour of this gorgeous house, learn how cob is made, and get inspired by this wonderful, debt-free family and their sustainable lifestyle. Check it out below…


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