Piedmont cob

Piedmont cob

  The building is set on a south slope for maximum solar gain and it’s slightly burmed into the hill, which will help to moderate temperature. We built on a rubble trench which combines drainage and footing functions. It took a¬†few days to set the first...
Stone, Cob, Strawbale

Stone, Cob, Strawbale

Here are a few quick pictures of a stone/cob/strawbale cottage I built with a friend in Chapel Hill, North Carolina this spring. It is the home of the resident gardener at an educational farm. The walls were completed the last week of May and will dry over the summer....