Cob Building Basics: DIY House of Earth and Straw

Build your own mortgage-free home with low-cost and local materials using cob-building.

A cob-built hobbit house in Wales incorporates recycled building
Cob building lends itself to incorporating salvaged and eclectic building materials. This 'hobbit house' in Wales was built in four months and cost about $4,600 in building materials.
Photo By Spectrum Photofile/Brian McConne