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She Built A Tiny Cottage (& Entire Eco Village) With Adobe


Meet Lindsay, a 63-year-old English woman who had a dream to start an eco village in Morocco — and did just that! Using a 2-brick mold, she and volunteers have created some 10,000 adobe bricks over the past 5 years to create a number of structures in the village including her home, the “boat house,” volunteer accommodations and a “yin-yang” retreat.

The Assilah  Eco Village currently accepts between 2-3 volunteers to live and work at the village in 3-week-or-longer stints. It’s a great chance to learn how to build with natural materials like bamboo, cob, straw, and eucalyptus wood. You can request to work with her (COVID-travel-permitting) here.

Enjoy the awesome video interview from FLORB with Lindsay and see her village below!

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Eco Village with Four Cob/Adobe Structures

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This is the inside of the “boat house” made with wood from some recycled boats.

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Here’s the volunteer dorm, next to the cable spool house.

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Here’s the beautiful grass-topped “Yin Yang” retreat

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Inside there are a number of couches and bunks.

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And this romantic bed cave!

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Lindsey has done the work with the help of volunteers.

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Here’s the bathroom in her home.

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And her open-concept living and kitchen space.

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VIDEO: Woman Creates Tiny House Cottage and Eco Village

Highlights:

  • Eco village in Morocco
  • Started by 63-year-old English woman
  • 5 years in the making
  • Multiple adobe/cob structures
  • Main house
  • Boat house (from recycled boats)
  • Volunteer door
  • Cable spool home
  • Yin-Yang retreat
  • Building a community hub right now

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife and mama of two little kids. She and her family just purchased a small fixer-upper and are starting a self-sufficient homestead on their happy little acre.
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  • Avatar Michael L
    August 12, 2020, 9:23 pm

    Wow! I’d love to work with her and learn these skills. The buildings are beautiful!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      August 14, 2020, 9:30 am

      It’s quite impressive! Maybe you should sign up for the work-away!

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