The homes sits on a stone and rubble trench
foundation with lime mortared stem walls. The internal walls are
cob with exterior walls of straw bales, a thatched roof and second
hand windows. The greenhouse acts as a sun trap which keeps the
house warm on sunny days. On colder dull days a central mass
heater and two cast iron stoves in the roof keep the house warm.
The house has a compost toilet and 12 volt solar electricity.
The home in Dyssekilde ecoVillage, Denmark was
built in 2000 as a collaborative project with many volunteers
guided by Ianto Evans of
www.cobcottage.com and Flemming Abrahamsson of