Little Cob Cabin

Hi Everyone. Sorry it has been so long since the last post. My computer’s mother board started to die and it took a few days to get it replaced. I need to get a back up computer in the near future.

Today we are going to look at a cob cabin.

Building with Cob

This beautiful cabin was built by members of and cob cottage. Located in Mayne Island British Columbia, Canada.

Little Cob Cabin

Little Cob Cabin

Cob is a mixture of sand clay and straw – wet enough to mold yet dry enough to build up without forms. Walls are built up to be monolithic, which gives them greater strength in earthquakes. Cob invites your creativity to be expressed in the process of building your space: living space, meditation space, work space, sleeping space, play-space. Build curved walls, arches, and niches. And who says that walls are flat? All it takes to make the step towards your dream space is a fairly short learning process, to gain a sense for the material. A fun way of learning is to participate in a workshop, where you work on a structure and learn hands-on, with opportunity to discuss your ideas with others, pick up knowledge of the whole process and meet new friends.


To learn more and to check out workshops visit

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Tiny Cob Cabin - June 5, 2008 Reply

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Joe - June 6, 2008 Reply

this looks like such a cute little house…

Tiny House Blog » Cob Cottage Project - June 16, 2008 Reply

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ramblingvine - June 25, 2008 Reply

It’s beautiful. I’d definitely be interested in something like this.

StayInvolved.Net - Home Blog » Blog Archive » Building with Cob - July 2, 2008 Reply

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shirley brooke - January 20, 2009 Reply

how much does this house cost to build?

big dude - January 20, 2009 Reply

Reminds me of Yoda’s hut from SW Ep 5 & 6. I wanted to live in a house like that when I was a kid. Far out man! 🙂

Tammie - January 22, 2009 Reply

Oh my goodness, this little place is dreamy, wonderful, looks like home to me!

Mela - February 17, 2009 Reply

What a perfect space! Beautiful, simple and light.

Ella - June 28, 2009 Reply

I really like this design.

MARIE-PIERRE - October 30, 2009 Reply

Cette petite maison est magnifique,les finitions comme la cheminèe,le sol en pierre,l’escalier sont vraiment de tres bonne qualitè,elle donne une impression de confort et de bien etre.Bravo very very beautiful.

Doc - January 27, 2010 Reply

I believe that people are starting to wisen up and realize that bigger more expensive is not better. Especially when the resources are being used and exploited. And the banks are turning homelife for families into nightmares!

A smaller more eco friendly home promises to bring more peace and happiness for people..

Less is more…..

Russ - June 27, 2010 Reply

Bilbo would be proud

Lolla - March 25, 2011 Reply


chris - October 17, 2011 Reply

i would love to have a darling home like this. it seems like it would be a dream living there. matter of fact, if i had the land, i would have one for me & one for my son too. thank you for showing me your ideal living space.

Enoch Sears (@BusinessofArch) - February 4, 2012 Reply

Great little cob house! Cob is such a wonderful material.

kevin reedy - May 7, 2012 Reply


holly johnson - December 30, 2012 Reply

I have loved these homes since watching Saltspring Islanders build one in Ganges….I would like to build one in Costa Rica…how do I get a group together to do this with me?
Cob builders want to visit Avellanas Costa Rica?

miya - January 2, 2014 Reply

I live in Mississippi and I would love to build this beautiful piece with the alteration of two more bedrooms. Only prob is my husband doesn’t like any other style I’ve shown him only this one and it is because of the roof. HOW is it done??? Please help.

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