I recently had some great friends come out and give me a hand building on the cob cabin! Learn what cob is by clicking here. Cob is regenerative in so many ways, but one that stands out is the medium's ability to bring people together for the common good of providing shelter. Cob is fun - it's like dancing and playing with clay, cob is safe - zero harmful chemicals, you can get it all over yourself, and cob is simple - anyone can begin building with cob after just a quick demonstration!!
Building with cob brings community members together - you get to know your friends and neighbors while putting a roof over your head. Forget hiring contractors - you have to hire a separate person or company for each part of your house and it costs tons of money - not to mention the lifetime of maintenance!
Just think if all the houses in your neighborhood were built by the people that lived there. Think of the connections that would be made between neighbors. Homes would have so much more meaning and be more reflective of the individuals who built them and put their own little touches. Cob is hand sculpted so the possibilities are endless! Plus most materials for cob are very simple and can be sourced locally, this keeps the little money you have to spend in the local economy.
Thanks to everyone who helped!