House Alive! Cob and Natural Building Workshops

House Alive! Cob and Natural Building Workshops

Natural Building Encyclopedia

Natural Building Encyclopedia

Earthen Floors, a book all about installing and living with earth-based floor systems, is due out April 1, 2014. The first of its kind dedicated solely to the art of making inexpensive, durable, and beautiful floors made mostly of sand, clay, and fiber. There are a host of books that touch upon the topic of floors, but few that delve very deeply into the nitty gritty details. This will be a welcome addition to the natural building library.

'Earthen Floors' by Sukita Reay Crimmel and James Thomson - Green Homes

Earthen Floors, a book all about installing and living with earth-based floor systems, is due out April 1, 2014. The first of its kind dedicated solely to the art of making inexpensive, durable, and beautiful floors made mostly of sand, clay, and fiber. There are a host of books that touch upon the topic of floors, but few that delve very deeply into the nitty gritty details. This will be a welcome addition to the natural building library.

Natural Building Encyclopedia

Natural Building Encyclopedia

Natural Building with Earthen Floors - Green Homes - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Natural Building with Earthen Floors

Natural Building with Earthen Floors - Green Homes - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Do not be afraid to mix styles when using natural building methods.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Do not be afraid to mix styles when using natural building methods. More

Cob tub sealed with Tadelakt                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Cob tub sealed with Tadelakt More

I love unusual structures and natural building styles

I love unusual structures and natural building styles

Massey Burke ’00 uses clay soil, straw, and sand to create small projects with large impact. “Most Americans have never lived in anything truly hand-built,” Burke says. “We are so accustomed to stick-frame structures it has come to seem normal. We don’t realize that most of the world does not live this way, that in most other countries people build with whatever is at hand.”

Massey Burke ’00 uses clay soil, straw, and sand to create small projects with large impact. “Most Americans have never lived in anything truly hand-built,” Burke says. “We are so accustomed to stick-frame structures it has come to seem normal. We don’t realize that most of the world does not live this way, that in most other countries people build with whatever is at hand.”

A profile of a typical cob and thatch building, illustrating wall details.

Cob Building Basics: DIY House of Earth and Straw

A profile of a typical cob and thatch building, illustrating wall details.

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