Cob House Interiors

Earthy and warm, the inside of cob homes exude an incomparable charm.

Gary Zuker’s Cob Home Near Austin

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Hand built cob home in Texas by Gary Zuker.
Gary (a computer engineer) had no experience building homes yet desired a weekend getaway home with a timeless feel. The 900 square foot structure cost $2,520 in materials: 250 bales of straw ($375), 6 cubic yards of blue clay ($25), 60 tons of limestone boulders ($120), and 50 planed pine timbers ($2000). motherearthliving.com

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‘All the windows in the cottage are either salvaged or handmade by Gary and his wife, Delores. Gary “engineered” the home’s ­scissor-truss system of loblolly pine by choosing boards that looked right and fit them together. He counted on the strength of the cob walls to allow him some breathing room.’ Read Gary’s thoughts on a ‘timeless house’ here: placepatterns.org

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Actually Gary used some plywood forms to hold the cob in place during the build, so this home would be considered a loose slip straw. A must read by Gary Zuker. placepatterns.org

interior of a cob homeGary points out that an arch in a stone fireplace is necessary to honor masonry’s history. A straight top on a stone fireplace defies gravity and it can be deduced that a modern steel lintel was used to hold up the stone. If you desire a timeless home this is a must read by Gary Zuker. placepatterns.org

interior of a cob homeCob home Mayne Island, BC. The major construction of this cob was completed in the summer of 1999. Pat Hennebery had the excavation and foundation ready for a 3 week workshop led by Ianto Evans and Elke Cole of CCC. The roof was on by fall and the following spring saw the interior finishing completed by Tracy, Elke and Patrick. Hilde’s project was the first cob fully permitted as a house in Canada. The roof is totally load bearing on the cob walls. The house is 600 sq.ft on 2 floors and is fully plumbed and wired. Finished cob and roof construction costs were approximately $56,000. cobworks.com

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Cob bedroom.
Hilde’s Cob home Mayne Island, BC.
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Cob bedroom.
Hilde’s Cob home Mayne Island, BC.
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Cob walls.
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Charlie and Meg’s round house in Pembrokeshire.
Built without permission, the couple are currently fighting for a retrospective permit. facebook.com

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Charlie and Meg’s round house in Pembrokeshire.
Built without permission, the couple are currently fighting for a retrospective permit. facebook.com

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Cob walls store heat.
by HouseAlive

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Cob bench and built in shelving.
Meka’s cottage, Portland.
Image: flickr.com

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Cob walls on a stone foundation.
If you use stone as a foundation, why not show it off inside as well. barefootbuilder.com

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Inside of Michael Buck’s cob cottage in Oxfordshire, England. Built by Michael Buck for $250, using only mud and found materials (and no power tools).
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Cob interior, open floor plan.
Via: FaceBook Interior Naturale.

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Casa Consuelo.
Cob and Stone home in Spain. Oven in corner. Looks like the thatch roof was plastered on the interior.
jordicanosa.com

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Kitchen at the Laughing House at Cob Cottage Company, Oregon.
Built by Ianto Evans and Linda Smiley. www.cobcottage.com

cob homeCob walls. Gorgeous rounded door opening and windows.
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Cob hallway.
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Cob bench and walls. High ceiling.
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Amarula cob cottage in Tanzania.
By Elke Cole: elkecole.com

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Stone and cob in Majorca. Cob painted white.
By Alexandre de Betak.
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Cob walls with oval windows.
by Yuri Ryntovt, Ukraine.

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Cob bathroom…the options are endless…
Via tumblr.com

cob homeCob meditation and treatment room
at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, Canada.
Cordwood surrounds the arched window.
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Cob arch and bookshelves.
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Written by Keiren

Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building. Keiren originally founded Inspiration Green in 2007, which merged with Insteading in 2016.

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