A tiny cob home in Romania


This is one of the cob homes built by architect and natural builder Ileana Mavrodin of Casa Verde in Banat, Romania. She, with a few others, are using natural materials in Romania to help people rediscover their local skills and community spirit. You can see the steps in the construction of Ilena's cob house on her website from the rubble trench and dry stone stem wall through to the roundwood door frame in the cob walls and roundwood green roof.


Tour the home with Ileana No.1 and on TV No.2. video buttons above


In the video left she gives a guided tour of her home for Romanian TV. Below (left) is the main house before it was extended with an additional room. Below (right) is a cob guesthouse with a cob bench and covered eating place. Ilena's home can be found on the Natural Homes Map.