A cobhouse is an extremely environmentally-friendly natural building material composed of sand, clay, and straw, and it has withstood the test of time and the elements over many past generations all over the world.
It took Charlie [www.naturalhomes.org/charlieshouse.htm] about a year to build his straw bale home in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The house cost about £15,000 ($24,000) to build with help from the nearby Lammas ecoVillage [www.lammas.org.uk]. It uses a reciprocal roof on a circular henge of roundwood timbers. — with Sonia Lamborizio.
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