All About Cob: A Sculptural, Natural Building Material - WebEcoist
Want to build your own completely customized, artistic, totally non-toxic house with a material that's literally dirt cheap? Roll up your sleeves and dive into this primer on cob, an earthen mixture that is used to build fireproof, earthquake-resistant, natural structures from homes to pizza ovens. Here you'll learn
Great Idea: Live Tiny, Go Cob — Irwin Weiner Interiors
Irwin Weiner ASID - Here's a great trivia question for you: What's the most widely used global building material for homes? If you guessed wood ... you would be wrong. How about brick? Wrong again.
Various features of Cob building
This is just a collection of images that I find interesting or inspiring. Source: http://cobworkshops.org/wp-content/uploads/caroles-dome.png Source: http://naturalbuildingblog.com/wp-content/uploads/natural-bathroom.jpg Source: http://www.labyrinthineretreat.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Whidbey-Large-Cob-Hut-Rocket-Stove-Bench-1024x768.jpg Source: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iSupOUV43dw/SrNHP-ZAlYI/AAAAAAAAC04/93nQwA1YrIM/s1600/lotan-window.jpg Source…
Rocket Stove Thermal Mass Heaters
Rocket Mass Heater - Burn Tiny Amounts Of Wood - Heats For Well Over 12 Hours A rocket stove mass heater or rocket mass heater, is an innovative and efficient space heating system developed from the rocket stove, a type of hyper-efficient wood-burning stove, named in the 70's, but dating back millennia in concept, and the masonry heater. Wood is gravity fed into a 'J shaped' combustion chamber, from where the hot gases enter a heavily insulated metal or fire-brick vertical secondary…