Let's get dirty.....YEAH So you want to build something.
Why not build with natural building materials? We decided to build with cob (mixture of clay, sand, straw and water) and straw bales. (We want to mention now that this picture is one taken during a workshop....volunteers (the best)). This decision has worked very well for us for several reasons. The materials were readily available, inexpensive and we could learn how to work with them. We didn't have the experience but we knew how to get advice and techniques via the inte