"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.