When Portland passed a law allowing homeowners to build an <200 square foot accessory unit on their property without a permit, Chris and Jack jumped at the opportunity. Because Chris is a sculptor, she thought sculpting from cob would be a perfect way to create a small dwelling.
The bean-shaped unit features two spiral pillars and a lovely round roof with a cupola. Inside it has an open floor plan that was originally designed as a massage studio, but now features a queen-sized bed for guests.
You’ll love the video tour and interview with the couple, brought to us by FLORB on YouTube.
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Stunning Permit-Free Cob Dwelling in Portland
The windows are made from recycled glass and covered with a translucent plexiglass for privacy.
The spot has both radiant floor heating and a wood stove.
Here you see it during the build process.
These two should be proud of their cob house!
Cupola letting light in from above.
VIDEO: Inspiring DIY Tiny House built by Hand
- Bean-shaped cob home
- Made with mixture of straw, water, soil and clay
- Large roof keeps water away from the structure
- Pillars are hand-sculpted
- Features both radiant heat and a wood stove
- Originally used as a massage studio
- Windows are made from recycled glass
- Woman’s Magical Cob House Built Earth and Reclaimed Materials
- Jordana’s Straw bale and Cob Cabins in Oregon!
- Fairytale Cob Cottage with Living/Green Roof
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