This beautiful tiny cob home sits on the banks of a small stream in Somerset, England. Recently the little stream became a torrent that burst its bank and flooded the house but the stone stem wall protected the cob and straw bales and its drying out. Lisa and Rich built the house with clay from the stream and roundwood Pine and Hawthorne thinned from the local woodlands. More at www.naturalhomes.org
This is a video by Cobworks of one of their cob building workshops in Mexico. Cob is a mixture of clay, sand and straw used for building beautiful homes. You can see 10 of the best at www.naturalhomes.org/cobhouses.htm.
This is an inside out view of Kate's cob house on Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada. It was built with Cobworks at a cost of just over $100,000. More homes with links to the builders on the Natural Homes Timeline www.naturalhomes.org/timeline.htm
This beautiful Straw Bale Studio is in Oxford, MI, USA. It's a place to learn about natural building skills and sustainable living. The straw bale home has a thatched roof, earthen plasters with natural paints and uses solar electricity. Find something new every day on the Natural Homes Timeline http://naturalhomes.org/timeline.htm