Here are some interior and exterior photos of my cob house, GOBCOBATRON at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. These are the latest photos since the cob house has gone through a few renovations and design changes since it was “completed” in 2009. The home is built entirely of cob, with a living reciprocal roof, and terracotta tile floor. The house does not have any electricity.
(Updated with latest imags: February 2013)
Inside My Cob House
The skylight makes for some amazing overhead light. Even when it is overcast and cloudy, it is still plenty bright inside the house.
Here is a before and after shot — originally, the house had an earthen floor and earthen plaster interior. Currently, it has a terracotta tile floor with a half lime plaster job inside.
The mudroom entrway provides a tiny but useful space for wet shoes and jacket storage, and some extra overhead space. It also helps keep out the cold breeze and insects.
Since the house has no electricity, light is provided by (homemade) candles. Candlight really adds to the atmosphere of the space.
This is a series of panorama shots before any remodeling work was completed.
And just for good measure…