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Cob Building

Cob Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Uses local, generally inexpensive or free materials
  • Can include creative, beautiful detail
  • Nontoxic
  • High thermal mass helps temperature regulation
  • Compatible with other natural materials (wood, stone, lime)
  • Fun to build with friends
  • Earthquake-resistant
  • Pest resistant

Cons

  • Labor-intensive
  • Needs additional insulation in cold climates
  • Often illegal or requires exorbitantly priced permits due to the bureaucracy of the state

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housing/natural_building_methods/cob.txt · Last modified: 2019/04/28 14:39 by piponhouse