ISBN: 9780965908207 Year Added to Catalog: 2004 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: b&w photographs and illustations, further reading Number of Pages: 8 1/2 x 11, 176 pages Book Publisher: Groundworks Old ISBN: 0965908208 Release Date: December 22, 1997 Web Product ID: 53
Cob (an old English word for lump) is old-fashioned concrete, made out of a mixture of clay, sand, and straw. Becky Bee's manual is a friendly guide to making your own earth structure, with chapters on design, foundations, floors, windows and doors, finishes, and of course, making glorious cob.
"I believe that building with cob is a way to recreate community and experience the joy of working together while taking back the right to build our own homes and look after our Mother Earth."
She loves doing something that makes sense in a world where lots of things don't.
About the Author
Becky Bee has built natural structures in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Central America, and Samoa. Her company Groundworks, has been at the forefront of the cob revival: building, teaching workshops, and hosting natural building symposiums.