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Incredible Cob House Tour: 2-Story Cob Cottage Originally Built in 1999!

The Cob Cottage is one of the most famous (and beautiful!) cob buildings in the world. It’s located on Mayne Island in British Columbia, Canada and it is the 4th most wish-listed property on Airbnb!

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Cobworks built this small home in 1999 using natural materials: clay, sand, and straw. It’s a fully permitted, 2-story, load-bearing cob structure.

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Maintenance on the cob house is done by Bryce from Dreamweavers Collective.

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It’s nice to see so much interest in a green building like this, and to see that this cob structure has been standing for almost 20 years and still looks brand new! Check out the video below to see the full tour.

VIDEO: Incredible Cob House Tour – A Sustainable Green Building

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Danielle Chabassol
Danielle is a digital nomad who is passionate about tiny spaces, living with less, reducing waste and eating plant-based food. Danielle is half of the Exploring Alternatives blog & video project. You can find more of her at www.ExploringAlternatives.ca and her Exploring Alternatives YouTube Channel.

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  • Jacintha Freeman December 20, 2017, 4:57 pm

    I love It!

  • Jan December 20, 2017, 9:00 pm

    I love how this is built! Wonderfully planned! The only things I would do different is for an 800 sq.foot house there should be an oven and regular sized drug. But that is just a personal choice.

  • Tom Osterdock December 21, 2017, 3:03 am

    I like a lot of the alternative building materials. Love the looks of this type of buildings, seems like a hobit house to me. Luv them.

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