A cob cottage by CobWorks, Canada


This home was the first fully permitted cob house in Canada. It was a collaboration between Pat and Tracy of CobWorks, Ianto of Cob Cottage Company and Elke Cole with a team of volunteers. The roof is totally load bearing on the cob walls. The house, built in 1999, is 600 sq.ft (56m2) on 2 floors and cost about $56,000 (£35,000).


Pat's ultimate goal is to build a '10 Mile House', where every material required for the construction of a home comes from within 10 miles of the building plot.