Sunday, 4 December 2011

Cob houses...

This  Cob house interior is so stunning, i love the organic shape of the walls and the wooden roof.

Inside a Cob house Vancouver

Cob house interior

Myrtle Cob house Library, Coquille Oregon
The Cob project - A cob house with glass bottles in the walls


The bohemian interior of a Cob home

Bohmian style cob house interior

I love cob houses, they are beautiful bohemian organic homes made of clay, sand, straw, water and earth.. Here in the UK there are an estimated half a million of these cob or earth houses, some of which date back to the thirteenth century. They are especially common in the good ole west of England (where I live).

I have always dreamt of building my own home, now if only I could build one of these up a tree!






23 comments:

Cheska said...

I'm not so keen on them myself, or rather, I wouldn't be keen on living in one. I love the natural shapes though, and how they look they could have just grown out of the ground. Beautifully organic x

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Gabriela H. said...

I love cob houses!! In fact I'm building my new home with mud and wood and green roof. You can visit my blog to see my proyect (I'm just starting my home!)

Love your blog!!

Gaby from Argentina

Olga y Rosa said...

Beautiful pictures. Besos

Vintage Green said...

One of my friends who is a "traditional" builder, goes to Portland Oregon every summer to help build with cob. They do amazing things.

Barbara said...

Fantastic! You're so fortunate to live in a place with such history, too. The US is such a baby country.

aroluna said...

I would feel right at home there! thank you!

Boho mom said...

Love cob houses!! I've been obsessed with building and living in one forever! Love the pics!!! These are such cool ones!!!

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Nichole said...

Again, a lovely little 5 minute adventure provided by your blog. Thank you!

The Flying Tortoise said...

I just love Cob houses. If I ever built a little house again, it would be mainly cob depending on local materials available... lovely images here lovely lady. I just might feel the need to borrow them.
Hugs...

Talibah said...

wow these interiors are beyond!! I have seen pictures of places like this but never knew they had a name, Cob house, how cool!!

wildflowers said...

Love love love this post!!! It would be so amazing to be able to build and live in one :)

Amy@SpeckledOwlandFox said...

So beautiful! I would love to live in one!

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Lisa Graham Art said...

This kind of house reminds me of Lord of the Rings Hobbit houses.

Your photos are so nice!

hippiebohoreloaded. said...

these might have inspired tolkien for his hobbit cottages, haven't they? so cosy and nice.

Charis said...

Wow... I don't think I've ever come across one! I like the idea of one though :)

Jay said...

OMG! If I ever come visit, I absolutely must seek out a cob house to stay in for at least a couple of days.

Elizabeth said...

I've stumbled upon your blog and am happy to sit right here for the rest of the day.

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Wow, so cool! These remind me of Hobbit dwellings from "Lord of the Rings"! =)

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turnonjokes.in said...

nice blog

Linda said...

I have never heard of these!!! These are awesome!! They remind me of the underground house...very earthy!! I will bet these are really warm in the winter as well...

Lou said...

They are all beautiful : )

The bohemian interior of an "earth bag home"...
still made of earth, but totally different method to cob.
Long bags are filled with stabilised earth (soil, water and lime).

No matter which method, you can't get much more sustainable than building with earth ; )

Thanks for sharing!

Dick Haddme said...

I would definitely live in something like this if I was on a exotic island!