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Cob House Vancouver Canada - 50 Strange Buildings of the World (Part II)

From Richard Olsen's Handmade Houses  Photo: © 2012 Kodiak Greenwood     INTERIOR OF THE MUENNIG HOUSE IN BIG SUR.             All images ...

Richard Olsen's Handmade Houses

I absolutely love this. Reminds me of an adobe bubble house I saw in an article many years ago. Richard Olsen's Book Handmade Houses Showcases Beautiful and Unusual Homes : Architectural Digest. Probably for my future little house in Europe.

Cob House in Canada. Very organic but I can't help but note the lack of useable space.

Earthen Architecture: 15 of the World's Dirtiest Buildings

Cob House on Mayne Island, Canada This adorable little cob cabin mimics the style often seen in England but is actually located in Mayne Island,.

“What is Cob?”  Cob is a traditional building technique using clay, sand, straw and water- wet enough to shape, yet dry enough to build up without forms. The clay acts as the glue, while the sand gives strength to the mixture and the straw gives the walls tensile strength once hardened into place. It dries to a hardness similar to lean concrete and is used like adobe to create self supporting, load bearing walls. A cob house is essentially monolithic. This with it’s curved walls gives

wow sweet cob home nirvikalpa: “ “What is Cob?” Cob is a traditional building technique using clay, sand, straw and water- wet enough to shape, yet dry enough to build up without forms. The clay acts.

On the flipside, you can embrace the quaint. | 31 Tiny House Hacks To Maximize Your Space

On the flipside, you can embrace the quaint.

(I just love the colorful interior of this cob home!) An eclectic home doesn't have to be a cluttered home. This cob home proves you can still live simply in an exciting space.

Storybook architecture on the shores of Vancouver Island, Canada

Storybook architecture on the shores of Vancouver Island, Canada - created by Timothy Lindberg and Daniel Huscroft : naturalhomes

COB house: structural composite of earth, clay, straw, sand and water, hand-sculpted into shelters or houses.

Building an Eco-Home With COB

What is a COB? Cob is a structural composite of earth, clay, straw, sand and water that is hand-sculpted into wall decorations. shelters or houses. With cob you can also create beautiful wall-sculptures, to achieve various interior design.

So-called ‘truth windows’ are part of a weird and wonderful tradition of cutting false windows, ironically enough, into the inside walls of homes (generally to reveal straw bale and timber construction).

So-called "truth windows" - false windows cut into the inside walls of homes to reveal straw bale and timber construction.

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