Building with Clay: Inspiring Photos of Walls, Floors & Plasters Made From Clay
Categories: Building Methods
People have been building with clay for thousands of years, clay is warm, is everywhere, is inexpensive, malleable, easy to mold and work with. Clay homes are peaceful, and cozy.
little cob house in California by Rob Pollacek. The photo is from www.facebook.com/
Interior of a #cob demonstration home built at The Hollies Centre for Sustainability in Ireland...with a masonry heater and a built-in oven above. More photos on their FB page (link above) and their website: www.thehollies.ie/cob
Here is another interior cob wall, this one separates a bathroom from the rest of a small artist & meditation studio in WV. This cob wall sits on tamped gravel & a waterproofing membrane to help eliminate any rising damp from getting into the sculpted clay wall. We also used some large stones at the very bottom of the wall, mostly to help build the base more quickly. The photo was taken by Karolina Tittel who attended several workshops.
This is a one room studio-style cottage in Thailand, built almost entirely from clay...labor intensive but free materials...so a great way build an inexpensive but stunningly beautiful home.
Available to rent: www.naturalbuildingblog.co