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West elevation of 200 - 300 year old cob cottage in Co. Meath, Ireland. Despite its age, the mud walls are in remarkably good condition.

West elevation of 200 - 300 year old cob cottage in Co. Meath, Ireland. Despite its age, the mud walls are in remarkably good condition.

South elevation of Christian and Louise's Irish cob cottage. To see what they are up to in Australia, check out https://www.facebook.com/GrowYourHome

South elevation of Christian and Louise's Irish cob cottage. To see what they are up to in Australia, check out https://www.facebook.com/GrowYourHome

Casa sustentável é construída com apenas 8 mil reais

sustentável é construída com apenas 8 mil reais

East elevation of 200 - 300 year old cob cottage in Co. Meath, Ireland. Extensions were added over the years as the standard of living rose.

East elevation of 200 - 300 year old cob cottage in Co. Meath, Ireland. Extensions were added over the years as the standard of living rose.

Christian and Louise's cob cottage in Ireland (west elevation). They are now mainly based in Cairns, Australia - check out their work on https://www.facebook.com/GrowYourHome

Christian and Louise's cob cottage in Ireland (west elevation). They are now mainly based in Cairns, Australia - check out their work on https://www.facebook.com/GrowYourHome

Christian and Louise's Irish cob cottage. They are now based in Australia. To see what they are up to - check out https://www.facebook.com/GrowYourHome

Christian and Louise's Irish cob cottage. They are now based in Australia. To see what they are up to - check out https://www.facebook.com/GrowYourHome

"Ms. Bee has built her own cob houses, and warns: “Caution: Cob is addicting”. She encourages women to build their own cob houses, as a way to be less dependent on the patriarchal system for their shelter. She feels that cobbing is a way for women to re-experience a sense of community, and be empowered to make more life choices for themselves."

"Ms. Bee has built her own cob houses, and warns: “Caution: Cob is addicting”. She encourages women to build their own cob houses, as a way to be less dependent on the patriarchal system for their shelter. She feels that cobbing is a way for women to re-experience a sense of community, and be empowered to make more life choices for themselves."

I recently surveyed this cob house in Co. Meath, Ireland, which is between 200 and 300 years old. Contrary to popular belief, earth buildings are extremely durable when properly cared for, even in damp climates such as Ireland.

I recently surveyed this cob house in Co. Meath, Ireland, which is between 200 and 300 years old. Contrary to popular belief, earth buildings are extremely durable when properly cared for, even in damp climates such as Ireland.

Matteo Lundgren and Carolyn "Peaches" Lyon of Ithaca, NY, build a mud & cob house designed by renowned natural builder and eclectic architect, SunRay Kelley.

Matteo Lundgren and Carolyn "Peaches" Lyon of Ithaca, NY, build a mud & cob house designed by renowned natural builder and eclectic architect, SunRay Kelley.

The Mud and Wood House - built from cob (mud) and reclaimed wood - loads more about it on www.mudandwood.com

The Mud and Wood House - built from cob (mud) and reclaimed wood - loads more about it on www.mudandwood.com

The interior of Christian and Louise's cob cottage. Colin of Mud and Wood helped build the roof, including installing the ridge beam trunk with supporting branch.

The interior of Christian and Louise's cob cottage. Colin of Mud and Wood helped build the roof, including installing the ridge beam trunk with supporting branch.