A Natural Cob Building

A cob house

Natural building is a sustainable building methodology that sets out to minimize the environmental impact of our housing and construction needs. Natural building can be defined loosely as any building system that places the highest value on social and environmental sustainability. Natural builders emphasize simple, easy-to-learn techniques based on locally available, raw, renewable and sometimes recycled resources, ideally gathered from or very near the construction area.

Natural building relies heavily on human labor and creativity instead of capital, high technology, and specialized skills. Natural building technology can be applicable in nearly all geographic regions and climates. Construction includes materials such as stone, wood, adobe, cob, straw bale, rammed earth, hempcrete, and straw-clay.”

www.izreal.eu/2014/06/25/time-for-natural-building/

One Response to A Natural Cob Building

  1. homecrux says:

    Don’t doubt on the durability of a cob house. They are durable enough to accommodate you for centuries. You will be surprised knowing that the oldest cob house is still standing after 10,000 years of exposure to the elements. Let’s have a look at advantages of building cob houses. They can be as beautiful as normal houses, and even more.

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