Wednesday, January 10, 2007
cob is more than a loaf of bread.
Alex and I have been entranced with this book on the right. It is all about cob homes - homes that are made of predominantly mud and a bit of straw. We are so inspired! Alex has even completed a two story floor plan for an amazing cob home with window seats, a library/quiet room and a bathroom with a bath with a view (my dream home involves both of these).
Cob homes are absolutely gorgeous, there are usually no straight lines in a cob home and they are often built to mirror and compliment the environment that they are built in with concepts such as a living (grass) roof.
If you are interested check out
I Love Cob - a blog all about cob homes with some great pictures and links.
In the meantime we will be building a cob oven with
Ted this year - which is a good start!