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Can you imagine a Tiny House Community next to the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage?

There is an 80-acre parcel for sale virtually next door to the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, which is located in the north east corner of Missouri. Rural Missouri is one of those places that is very open to alternative & sustainable architecture making the creation of communities like Dancing Rabbit much more feasible. The rural location […]

Cob House in Arizona

I ran across this whimsical little cob house on YouTube the other night and was really impressed with the organic nature of the home. Here’s what they say about the home in the notes at YouTube: Construction took about 2 years. Inside area is about 230 sq. ft. (22 sq. meters), plus a sleeping loft […]

A Cob House You Can Build

Ziggy’s cob house at the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage is complete. He’s also posted a lot of detailed information about the construction process, cost, and sweat-equity required to build such a house on his Building a cob house blog. The house is about 200 square feet and includes a reciprocal roof and rocket stove. Ziggy estimates […]

A Closer Look at Tiny Cob House Construction

Cob is earth, sand, and straw. It’s similar to building with adobe but instead of making blocks to stack-up like with an adobe house, cob houses are built-up while the mud is wet. The material is essentially the same, the construction process is what differentiates cob from adobe. The most obvious design difference is that […]

Cob Building Work Exchange Opportunity for Spring 2009

This is Brian, a.k.a. Ziggy. He currently lives at the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in northeastern Missouri. He also writes for Green Optins and recently published an article on my passion for pallets. Thanks Ziggy! This spring he’ll be finishing up a cob tiny house he started last year. He’s looking for one or two people […]

Gary’s Hobbit House

My wife Julia loves cob houses and sometimes spots a good story while surfing for ideas for her dream house. Last night she ran across this article in Natural Home Magazine about a guy named Gary in Texas who built his little dream house from mostly reclaimed and recycled materials. Gary had no building skills […]

Tiny Cob & Straw Bale House – 300 Square Feet – $10,000

The Kerley Corners Cob Cottage is located in Tivoli, New York. It was designed and funded by Ross Anderson and Julian Perez and one day house will be the home to one or two stewards of a garden and fruit tree farm. Its foundation was crafted from local stones by Thea Alvin a master stone […]

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