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Little Fairytale Cob Cottage

Check out this two-story fairytale cob cottage nestled in the woods of Mayne Island in British Columbia. For a cob home this one looks amazing to live in full time. I personally, love the textured stone flooring.

Downstairs is the living area with glass sliding doors that open to the beautiful stone courtyard to expand the living area outdoors. A indoor fireplace keeps the home warm during the weather. The kitchen has lots of counter space and a built-in dining table. The cozy bathroom has a built-in wood shelf for towels and other wood details.

Up the Douglas fir stairs is the bedroom with a outdoor balcony and skylights to provide tons of natural sunlight.

Could you live in a cob cottage like this one full time? Please enjoy and share below.

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  • Cahow June 16, 2015, 11:45 am

    Love-Love-Love-Love-Love-Love-Love IT!!!!

    Thanks, Andrea! <3

    • Cahow June 16, 2015, 11:49 am

      Just wanted to add: per night, it’s $140 Canadian. Also, their website has 32 photos to admire. 😀

  • Lynnette June 16, 2015, 3:27 pm

    Oh so whimsical and fairytale like. I love it.

  • Sally June 16, 2015, 9:46 pm

    Magically delicious, as we used to say! So organic and adorable, all the good things in a fantastic location. I keep looking for a hobbit to pop out. It is so delightful. Thanks, Andrea, this lifted my day.

  • MareM June 16, 2015, 9:54 pm

    I love it! A hobbit house that’s spacious and light, with navigable stairs (if one can do stairs at all).

  • MareM June 16, 2015, 9:56 pm

    Meant to ask: what is cob exactly?

    • Lisa E. February 8, 2016, 9:57 pm

      Cob: the central, cylindrical, woody part of the corn ear to which the grains, or kernels, are attached.

    • ELISABETH February 13, 2016, 1:31 pm

      Straw, sand clay mix. See Cob Cottage Company in OR site or Mud Girls in BC.

  • Varenikje June 17, 2015, 2:38 am

    Google says, “The word cob comes from an old English root meaning a lump or rounded mass. Cob building uses hands and feet to form lumps of earth mixed with sand and straw, a sensory and aesthetic experience similar to sculpting with clay.”

  • alice h June 17, 2015, 10:02 am

    More stuff in my area, nice to see. My neighbours have a cob house and there are several on the island. One of the best features at their house is a heated cob bench, perfect spot to cosy up for a cup of tea in winter.

  • peewee henson June 18, 2015, 12:16 pm

    very cool!!! what do you do for power, water and sewage?

  • Hannah Reese June 18, 2015, 12:39 pm

    I love this. My next build i hope to use hempcrete.

  • Elaine June 18, 2015, 12:48 pm

    How much does this beautiful fairytale cottage cost????
    I would like to have one. Can we have this built for us.
    Would you send me more info. on this one please???

  • Kim June 18, 2015, 12:51 pm

    It’s funny if you go to the Airbnb site and view the entire suite of pictures, the dwelling changes a bit. The bed has been moved to a different wall in some pictures, and the kitchen decor has been removed from others. One wonders what the place really looks like =).
    Either way it’s totally charming, I’d LOVE to stay there. Any ideas on why the roof has ventilation holes along it’s perimeter?

    • Nani September 17, 2015, 6:23 pm

      I saw those holes, too. and thought they were built for martins to nest in…they remind me of the purple Martin houses people have in their yards here in the south.

  • AL June 18, 2015, 12:59 pm

    Love it! :):):)

  • Jesse June 18, 2015, 1:07 pm

    How much would something like this cost? And if I want a contractor to build it for me, who would I talk to?? I’m serious about building one but I want someone that’s done this kind of professional work to build one for me.

    • Karen H July 4, 2015, 5:22 pm

      I could live here in a split second for the rest of my life!!. However being that I am disabled I would need a downstairs bed (Murphy bed, maybe) and use the loft bed for quests. Would that be possible? Would also need a couple recliners instead of a couch.

      • Kim January 22, 2016, 2:56 am

        Hi Karen,
        I have orthopedic disabilities as well and I am looking to go tiny.. I had also been considering a cob/hobbit house and here are the two concepts in one. I am very excited…while I would reside mostly on one floor, I would also want a loft. I would be happy to keep in touch with you on our quest. 🙂

  • Stephanie knepper June 18, 2015, 1:12 pm

    Where can I get one?!!!!

  • Judy June 18, 2015, 1:15 pm

    Let me know when this is for sale! Love it!

  • Valerie June 18, 2015, 2:09 pm

    OOOh! I would love that and soo cozy feeling of a Art look with Natural environment. Where can I get one too?

  • Kelly Libert June 18, 2015, 2:14 pm

    Just a dream. I would love this. It appears that it has two bedrooms, though, and the bathroom lay out is confusing. I wish we had either more photos or a floor plan.
    I have a friend in South Africa who built her own cob house with her husband. It was fascinating to read about it.

    • Sally June 18, 2015, 4:20 pm

      There are more photos at their website. See Cahow’s comment, if you can find it. ( I’m not too fond of this new feature of not being able to see most of the comments at once. I don’t know if I should go Previous or Next 🙂 )

  • geri bentley June 18, 2015, 2:34 pm

    Absolutely the best I have ever seen. My dream home.

  • Trish June 18, 2015, 3:14 pm

    Living in this house would be like living a fairytale. It’s magical. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Karen R June 18, 2015, 3:21 pm

    Perfect!!!!! If it doesn’t have a second bath, it can be added . . .

  • Rose Garcia-Howerton June 18, 2015, 3:42 pm

    I love this! It’s perfect for a mountain getaway.

  • Trish June 18, 2015, 3:49 pm

    What is the square footage of this gem? Is there a floorplan available?

    • Sally June 18, 2015, 4:16 pm

      Ha ha, now there’s an interesting question. How DO you calculate square footage when the entire house is wonderfully curvy?
      A floor plan? I hope not 🙂 I like to think this was spontaneous as they moved the cobs around to capture the best light for those stunning windows.
      Cahow mentioned more photos elsewhere. Perhaps we should visit to get more information, although I’d prefer to think hobbits did this.

    • Cahow June 18, 2015, 6:47 pm

      Sally: there are 32 total photos on the official airbnb site. 😀

  • Falcon June 18, 2015, 4:02 pm

    Beautiful House in a gorgeous area, but I’m a die hard California, warm climate, city “boy.” There is no way I could even live in this for a week. It’s for you bug,mosquito,animal,trees, yard work, seasons, below 60F temperatures lovers. ENJOY!

  • Jane June 18, 2015, 5:12 pm

    I absolutely adore this place. Everything about it is attractive from the walls to the floors and fireplace. It is just awesome.

  • Theo June 18, 2015, 5:34 pm

    Some nbce work on this, altho the inside is a bit ’roundier
    than I really care for. The outside is a killer for me tho, looks like a Hobbit just stepped out of it. And I would be heating it with propane instead of a woodstove.

    • Candide33 September 16, 2015, 1:32 pm

      That made me wonder what happened with the fireplace, they have one but have an ugly wood stove in front of it set up on some concrete pavers.

      The fireplace is beautiful but maybe they made some mistakes in making it and it could not be used.

      • Theo September 16, 2015, 6:30 pm

        My thought is, they found out just how inefficient fireplaces are for heating. A wood stove like that one is very much more efficient for heating – the chimney run up the fireplace chimney. Whoever decided to put the stove in didn’t seem to care about looks tho. It wouldn’t be rocket science to come up with a much more eye appealing setup. Me, I think I would move the stove across the room, make it freestanding, with the stovepipe going straight up. That would give you heat. I’d put it on a tile mosaic to stand on, and tile on the wall behind it too. Looks would really improve like that. Then I’d change the fireplace over for a propane fire, or electric, both with phony log fire (Well, actually, I’d have gone that route from the git go; that is, if I wanted wood heat, my first preference would be a electric or gas furnace. I tend to think things like that out beforehand, unlike so many of the tiny home designers.). With a built in fan, you’d get some heat, but that’s secondary, it would look fantastic with either, turn the lights off, light up the fireplace, sit in front of it with your sweetie, and it would be just like real wood fire, except you wouldn’t have to mess with logs, ashes, and so on. Personally, I would not want to live in most of the designs I have seen; however, with just minimal changes in the designs, I wouldn’t mind living in more of them.

        • Lantz September 24, 2016, 3:23 am

          They should have incorporated a Russian fireplace into the design to keep the look while efficiently heating the home.

        • Theo September 24, 2016, 6:47 pm

          Yes, a Russian stove would be efficient. But cost would probably be high for one, and some do look ugly. Well worth considering at any rate. And as for the stove in front of the fireplace, bah. They make stoves that actually fit in the fireplace, and are a lot more attractive. All immaterial for me, I’m looking for a vehicle to convert to a camper, and will likely be using a small wood stove for heat.

  • Kelly Libert June 18, 2015, 5:36 pm

    Thanks Sally, but I can find neither Cahow’s comment nor what web site to find this. I would prefer numerical pagination, too, so you at least know where you are and where you have already looked.

    • Cahow June 18, 2015, 6:44 pm

      The following complaint will be ALL in capital letters:

      ALEX!!!! I HATE-HATE-HATE-HATE THIS STUPID NEW FORMAT!!!!

      ~phew~ That feels good to get that off my chest! I don’t know WHICH way to hit to see all the replies and after 6-7 reloads of the site just to read the comments, I grow bored and weary and just end up shutting down the page. 🙁

      I’m BEGGING you….please see if your site can be returned to it’s former format. 😀

    • Kathleen June 18, 2015, 8:17 pm

      Ditto what Cahow said in every respect.

    • Erik Turner June 19, 2015, 10:06 am

      I agree on the comment pagination being a step backwards. Perhaps the fix would be to have a “see all comments” link which takes you a page with all the comments on it. That way you’d have the best of both.

    • Alex June 19, 2015, 11:37 am

      I hear you guys. Okay. I’ll put some more thought into this. It’s impossible to please everyone because others don’t want to scroll endlessly through all the comments but there’s got to be a better solution than this. I’ll work on improving it. Thanks so much for the helpful feedback.

    • Cahow June 19, 2015, 5:42 pm

      Hey, Alex. I’m SO glad that we heard back from you about the frustration that some of your regulars are experiencing in regards to the Comments change.

      I’m going to be terribly selfish, HERE: I don’t give a toss about those people who “…don’t want to scroll through all the comments”…unless YOU are one of them, Alex! (LOL) But, with very few exceptions, MOST of your blog postings have 20 comments or less and if a reader can’t manage to FF through comments, oh well…welcome to the Internet.

      I daily frequent at least 10 different message boards, from work related to pleasure and 100% of those sites show ALL THE COMMENTS! Mind you, 1/2 of the sites will show multiple comments but then they will also list under the primary comments “Show Replies” and at the end of that particular pages comments, there will be a bar that states “Load More Comments.” From youtube to E.W. to MSNBC, that’s how everyone of those sites features responses. I honestly have never visited any website that features the current option of “Previous Comments” and “Next Comments.” They may exist, I merely haven’t seen it anywhere else.

      Of course, it’s your site and you do what pleases yourself. I just find that I can’t be bothered to reload a page 6+ times to read comments such as “Love it! How Much and Where Can I get the plans?” 😀

  • Mark June 18, 2015, 7:08 pm

    .. I like the English country/almost Deco feel of this little cottage and the way it’s been situated to make good use of the light .. Very nice .. It kinda reminds me of my Grandmother’s house, but in a much smaller and rustic style ..

  • Cindy Lunarde June 18, 2015, 9:56 pm

    darling and so practical

  • Elle June 18, 2015, 10:24 pm

    Bilbo Baggins was definitely here. 🙂 Yes it would be interesting to know the square footage of this sweet little home (and how to calculate it). It looks comfortably roomy and nicely designed to track natural light throughout the day. It appears to combine a number of different shapes; round, square, oblong, straight, etc., and in a way that flows beautifully from one space into another. This cottage looks like it offers the same structural advantages as a “dome home” but without the monotony and challenge of having to design the interior to fit a continuous circle. Everything about this beautiful cob cottage makes me want to smile.

  • Kat June 18, 2015, 10:48 pm

    I could easily live in this elegantly simple space. It is luxurious, but so incredibly sweet and simple. The only thing I would change is the sink top. I think it would be a challenge to wipe it down. Otherwise, I love this home!

    • Lantz September 24, 2016, 3:34 am

      We have a country cottage style kitchen and my wife insisted I do tile countertops. I never did it before but after the research they turned out beautiful. Now years later I told her I would NEVER want tile ever again. She works in sale of floor covering and countertops and told me when I said it that that is what all her customers say who have had them!

  • Lisa Marie June 18, 2015, 10:53 pm

    In a hot second, I would live here faster than you can say “spit!” Thank you for sharing!

  • Patricia Schneider June 18, 2015, 11:37 pm

    Yes. I love this little home. I am fanciful person, so this fits my personality perfectly.

  • Carol Ghering June 19, 2015, 12:45 am

    I want to live in it!

  • Patty June 19, 2015, 1:33 am

    I love it! Very delightful.

  • MsDeloris June 19, 2015, 1:38 am

    Happy to get the Free DailyTiny House Newsletter!thanks,Alex
    I so enjoy seeing all the work,design and planning and
    use of material,texture and color to accomplish your
    Tiny architectural dream home ,What a Jewel!

  • Julie Brown June 19, 2015, 3:21 am

    Uh Oh someone call the Dr I think my heart just exploded. This is to die for. Beautiful.

  • Nanny M June 19, 2015, 3:51 am

    Oh yes! Charming, comfy-curvy and human supportive . A new fave.

  • kaye June 19, 2015, 4:03 am

    Absolutely LOVE this. Could live very happily in it.

  • Jodi June 19, 2015, 7:27 am

    A magical place! I’d like to see tiny (or small) homes designed for seniors.

  • Comet June 19, 2015, 7:05 pm

    Adorable and looks very comfy—except for me that staircase–which is beautiful and all but many people like me can’t do stairs–this of course was not meant for me tho!

    For those who will surely ask–I think that wood stove is a SCANDIA or maybe even a JOTUL. IT most likely has a rear-exit stove pipe fitting as it does not look deep enough into the surround to have a top exit unless there is some ducting I am not seeing.

  • Donna June 20, 2015, 10:27 pm

    Yeah! I absolutely love it.

  • Carrie June 21, 2015, 2:48 pm

    I love it!! So sweet, fantasical!! Is that a word? it is now, magical and fantastic combined!! I want one!!

  • Sheket June 21, 2015, 8:19 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! Would love to know who crafted the buildings, how long it took, etc. Lovely work.

  • Laura June 22, 2015, 6:19 am

    this is absolutely adorable!!

  • Carrol A. Bivins June 22, 2015, 9:11 pm

    Whoever designed this cob house, did the most beautiful Job I have ever seen. I would never leave except to purchase food. My very first post ever.

  • Liz June 23, 2015, 11:17 am

    When I go to sleep, I will dream about this place and how I live there. This is one of the coolest places I have EVER seen. I absolutely LOVE every part of it!!

  • Alma June 25, 2015, 10:24 pm

    I absolutely love this house I’d love to have the blue prints and cost to build this home. I’m designing some homes I bought a home designer for my computer, but I don’t have to look any further THIS IS WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR AND WHAT I WANT..

  • Janet June 26, 2015, 9:23 pm

    There is not one thing I don’t love about this home.

  • Joyce Davenport June 27, 2015, 3:03 pm

    Are the walls stucco that they curve so beautifully? A fireplace? Upstairs bedrooms? Dare I ask the cost?

  • ct petersel June 27, 2015, 3:11 pm

    this is the house….like a healing house! how beautiful! so, could be a thow? has a foundation? basement?? anything is possible with a design like thizzzzzzz. hooray!

  • ct petersel June 27, 2015, 3:16 pm

    a design for others like seniors, challenged in any way, so holistic. funny what a few curves will do for the psyche, eh.

  • Elaine June 27, 2015, 8:09 pm

    My husband and I would love to have this house built for us.
    We were thinking somewhere in the mountains by a lake.
    Is there any blueprint plans available ?? We have seen many tiny houses
    but this is the one for us. When we saw this one it made our hearts sing.
    thank you.

    • Sally June 27, 2015, 10:00 pm

      Proof positive that the comments should scroll, not arrow through a few at a time. This question has been asked, and answered, several times already. Unless they go back page after page, Elaine and Alma and all the others have no idea that other people have already asked the same question. Hmmm? Alex? Cahow and I are watching you 🙂

      I have no idea if anyone ever decided how the heck you calculate square footage in a curving room, and I’m tired of pointing out that building costs can vary along a single street, much less across the U.S.. Let’s scroll, not flip 🙂

  • Marsha Cowan July 2, 2015, 2:19 pm

    I have always, always, always loved this beautiful cottage…sigh…

  • Theo July 2, 2015, 6:20 pm

    A bit curvy, but very nice. However, I would definitely have some sort of bathroom upstairs, as well as down, even if it’s only a composting toilet. Also would go for propane rather than wood.

  • wm lawrence July 2, 2015, 7:58 pm

    this is really nice,,,but the average builder of a tiny house needs dimensional lumber. you know…nice and square. that said, this is beautiful. i could live here!

    • Large Marge October 16, 2016, 7:59 pm

      wm lawrence,

      In this example, the “…average builder needs…” a clay mud mix similar to adobe plus two hands and imagination and a willingness to have FUN! As in this example, cob can be molded into complex shapes, such as curving walls and ceilings.

      Ease of use plus the resultant thermal mass and the exclusion of outside sound makes cob the top contender for DIY homemakers.

      We’re keeping several shots from little fairytale cob cottage as screensavers. It’s that interesting.

  • vee rae July 2, 2015, 9:02 pm

    Oh wow! beyond charming…..love it all!!!

  • kristina nadreau July 3, 2015, 6:25 am

    the exterior is charming. The construction materials would surely make a comfortable environment. However, the interior is not well designed for function, comfort or beauty. The open stairs look scary. It does not appear that it would be possible to snuggle in bed and read, for example. The floor appears to be concrete that has been painted an unattractive gray. So much potential was wasted by the obvious failure to use the skills/services of an interior designer. This house could have been wonderful

    • James July 4, 2015, 11:35 pm

      There is a lot of room in and above the bed to snuggle or read. The stairs are absolutely structurally adequate. It is a wonderful little home that the owner should be proud of. Lovely use of natural materials and colours. There is beauty in simplicity.

    • Large Marge July 4, 2016, 7:18 am

      Kristina:
      The floor appears to be polished concrete, stained then sealed. Used this way, a concrete floor ties the structure into the thermal mass of this particular planet, reducing temperature swings inside the structure… and reducing the need for heating and cooling by brute force.

      I prefer temperature control by this simple design, instead of temperature control by burning wood or paying utility companies for electricity or gas. And I think we can all agree, utilities can be interrupted by disaster… or loss of income.

      The massive thermal mass designed into this home equates to long-term comfort and security. And without wood walls to conduct sound, can you imagine how quiet it is inside!

      Concrete and cob/adobe seem safer. I wonder if wood buildings are next in line for a safety warning, something stating they may result in death or disfigurement during a fire. Shucks, just about everything else gets a safety sticker. My favorite was on a straw hat, stating it ‘should not be used as a flotation device’.

      So, next time I’m drowning, keep your hat on. I’ll thank you later.

      • kristina nadreau July 5, 2016, 1:13 am

        as previously stated, …”the construction materials would surely make a comfortable enviornment….” now it is a year later and the stairs still look scary, even tho they may be sound. The interior of this house is not designed for full time living by real people who cook and do laundry and store clothing and Christmas ornaments. I would love to have a house built with these materials (cob, a poor mans cement product) because I do appreciate the benefits of mass in building.

  • Brenda Russell July 4, 2015, 12:11 pm

    Yes! Fabulous! (I have a secret aversion to straight lines and square corners 😉 Love all the curves, down to the hand rail next to the toilet.

  • Jack coey July 4, 2015, 5:50 pm

    Loved your home. Can I get a plan of it? I think it’s very practical.
    Trying to decide where to put it. By the river, mountains, valley?
    Just to darn lovely. Jack

  • Vanyel July 4, 2015, 8:01 pm

    Too pretty. Absolutely love it!

  • Mary Ann Daniels July 8, 2015, 12:42 am

    Beautiful home love it the design is great. Have been watching the houses and reading everything I could find on small houses for the last two years. Love your site here Alex your doing a great job my first post and I read them all.

  • Susanne July 8, 2015, 2:38 am

    Amazing!!!!!! Would love to see it in person!!!!!

  • Christine August 31, 2015, 6:33 am

    Magnifique, cela donne envie de cabanner. Beaucoup de courage pour oser. Merci de m’avoir fait rêver.

  • Liz September 16, 2015, 12:07 pm

    I hope the owners get moved out by the time I get there to take over. This home is amazing. ALL of it!!

  • C. Alstatt September 16, 2015, 12:46 pm

    This is a lovely homes. Still haven’t seen any answers to the questions of how much this cost to build!

  • SaturdaySportsman September 17, 2015, 9:59 pm

    More awesome than words can describe.

  • kathy September 20, 2015, 4:41 pm

    Looking at the first photo, made me think of a mushroom. I love everything about this house. It may be my favorite. I’m not really good with stairs-bad balance and knees-but I would deal with it to live here. Great balcony. Love all the curves, floor, windows, kitchen tiles. I can’t say enough good things.

  • Lynne Smith December 7, 2015, 11:04 pm

    I would love to carve a wooden fireplace mantel for it. I love carving wood!

  • Lynne Smith December 7, 2015, 11:20 pm

    What I would LOVE to see is a place that Is set up for these tiny homes. Kind of like a rv park. And maybe have a centralized area for showering or toilets. That way, it could be easier on all and not having to dump. Plus there could be a community type gardening to have fresh produce year around.
    And if a person wishes to move on, they could.
    I think that would be a great investment for a person to take on. Tiny villages. 🙂
    Just my two cents worth.
    Lynne

  • Emily December 8, 2015, 3:58 pm

    Thanks so much for posting the photos of this magical house! There are some cob homes here in France where I live and I love the organically curved walls.

  • Robin Montana December 8, 2015, 10:41 pm

    Beautiful. So bright and spacious and curvey. One of my favorites.

  • Janp December 9, 2015, 11:16 am

    What is not to love about this layout. I could stay here forever. I am like everyone else. I love love love love love love love this.

  • Gail Banter December 9, 2015, 4:41 pm

    Very beautuful, ,magical and organic. I suppose the circularity, the Adobe walls give it this special warmth,, this ” Alice in wonderland”
    Feel, , ..It has romance,it has pizzaz, I would love to have a hideaway place like this in the woods. Keep a candle for me In The window.

  • Lynne S. December 24, 2015, 12:01 pm

    I love this!
    I am looking for someone who wants this too.
    I have been married for over 24 years, but it is time for a cha ge in my life to do what I have missed out on. Things I had never got to do. He never let me work, ( I did before I met him ) but on the plus side, I am what one would call a Jill of all trades.
    I can grow most anything, sew, cook, do woodworking, fix things, cook , clean, design….and much more.
    I would love to make a lovely sitting garden too!
    I am also a artist and have many skills. Including finishing up one of these places. 🙂 I have a eye for detail and making things unique …one of a kind!
    I am looking for a place to live as long as life will let me.
    I would love to help you in many ways like cleaning up the home and other things. I guess if it had a name, it would be called a live in housekeeper?
    I guarantee you would not be sorry. If you want to enjoy company, I would love to also.
    I have a service dog who was stolen from me last month. It broke my heart. I searched day and night for him. He is a gentle and kind dog, housebroken, doesn’t bark unless something is out there.
    He Is a inside dog. He never tears up anything. And loves to please so much. He does not “smell” like a dog. So, no odors. Losing him for 11 heartbreaking days was one of the most hardest things in my life for me.
    I do not like where I am at now. And the people are not nice around here. They stole my dog and he is the most valuable thing in life to me.
    I am looking for quietness and solitude. Enjoying nature as much as possible.
    Want to know more about me? Please ask. I can pass a background check and have only had ONE ticket in my life. I do not steal or cheat.
    I used to have my own housecleaning business before I married. They had trust in me.
    I like natural things, herbal things too are my favorite.
    I want to live again…..
    Sincerely,
    Lynne S.

    • Teri Royal January 29, 2016, 12:59 am

      If anyone is seriously interested in collaborating on building and sharing a house similar to this one, please e-mail or call me right away at 714-653-3160. I own an acre of vacant land in beautiful, year round sunny San Diego, California. There’s an abundance of soil that we can use to build a lovely, fairytale cob-style village with plenty of extra room to grow an organic community garden with a variety of fruit-bearing trees and even enough land to build a small, whimsical swimming pool. It’s very economical to build a cob house like this and the land is paid for in full, free and clear. It’s located in a nice, quiet residential area at the end of a cul-de-sac that’s about a mile from the world famous Coronado Hotel and Imperial Beach. It would be a wonderful way to show city planning officials an economically feasible way to teach the homeless members of our society a new way to rebuild their lives and restore their dignity, while developing new skills that they can then use to help support themselves and their families. If anyone is interested in being a part of this project, please call me at the number above for more information. I hope to hear my phone ringing soon!

  • Gabrielle Charest February 9, 2016, 2:30 am

    Magical, stunning, and yet earthy. I especially love the whimsy in the design. I could be very happy in this place!

  • Beatriz February 12, 2016, 9:45 am

    This has been in my favs for some time. Nice to know where it lives. Couldn’t handle the stairs. Love the bathroom. It all looks so warm and friendly.

  • Sandra February 17, 2016, 3:41 am

    This is the first one I really really liked. Are these on a permanent foundation ? Am I right in assuming you still need a piece of land to put it on ?

  • Robyn July 2, 2016, 12:17 pm

    Sandra, yes cob is built as a permanent house, on the ground.

    I have been dreaming of building or refurbish my own space since I was 11. That was the year I found a Mother Earth News magazine in a yard sale. I’ve read it since.
    Cob was the first material that really spoke to me.
    To sculpt your house as you build it seemed a seamless merging of practical, and well, me.

    Now I’m looking for live-love-work space that will last the rest of my life.
    Thank you for posting this cob house. I’d let the idea get lost in wheel-based options.

  • SaturdaySportsman July 6, 2016, 12:24 am

    …and I would live here forever and ever.

  • AmyCat =^.^= September 16, 2016, 1:51 pm

    This is the THIRD time I’ve seen this house via one of your e-mails! PLEASE STOP sending the SAME old articles out OVER and OVER again! If you don’t have NEW material, send out fewer links, or send the e-mail less frequently.

  • Gabriella September 16, 2016, 4:27 pm

    There was once a large cake in the shape of the house of the Smurfs. It was all cream with hazelnut cream and icing . The form was a delight a sculpture by real Craftsmen Artist, from sinuous shapes.

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