A tiny cob cottage in Deddington, England.


This cob cottage in Deddington, England cost almost nothing to build. It was built by Michael Buck almost exclusively from materials from his farm. The clay for the cob came from the site and the long straw for the thatch came from a few fields away. Poplars were planted by Michael eight years before they were felled for joists. Reclaimed floorboards and windows were donated by customers of his local vegetable box scheme. Apart from some additional straw and thatching pins it cost nothing to build and no power tools were used in its construction. You can find the cottage on the Natural Homes Map.