Saturday, May 05, 2007

I dreamt of Cob the other night

*Sigh* One day I'll get to sculpt my dream house. In my dream the other night I was mixing cob and building a structure. Here are some photos of why cob is so cool:




7 comments:

ChasingMoksha said...

It just makes me think that it would be loaded with bugs.

lost clown said...

No more then in regular houses

ChasingMoksha said...

Have you seen the movie "A Star Is Born" with Barbara Streistand (sp?)? I have not seen it but once and I think I was 13 or 14 years old. But I seem to remember something about a house she was building in that movie, perhaps similar to one of these.

lost clown said...

No I haven't...but cob is wonderful

Innisfree said...

Cob is great. You can actually paint it with that lime type stuff so it doesn't look so much like dirt.

Unsane said...

And what is cob, may i ask?

lost clown said...

you can see the entire process in a cute little cartoon here.

But the shorthand answer is a mixture of clay, sand, and straw that can (and has) been used to create houses like the ones pictured in this post.

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