The Year of Mud: Building a Cob House Book Now Available

by ziggy on April 18, 2011 -- 3 comments -- Follow


At last, I finished producing my cob building book, The Year of Mud: Building a Cob House. It is available for purchase through This book is a story of how I constructed my own home, and what it is like to build with cob. The book features dozens of color images, how-to information and building recipes, and inspiration for those wanting to learn more about cob and earthen building.

Here’s a synopsis and some details about the cob house manual:

The Year of Mud: Building a Cob House
by Brian Ziggy Liloia
38 pages, 8.5″x10″
Over 60 color photos

Synopsis: The Year of Mud is one novice builder’s story of building his first cob house, a home constructed largely of natural, local materials, many literally straight from the earth and surrounding ecosystem.

A documentary story and inspirational guide for other individuals wanting to create more sustainable, simple, human homes, The Year of Mud demonstrates one example of building that is intuitive, inexpensive, earth-friendly, and creative. And muddy, too, of course.

Please visit to purchase my cob building book. To save 20% off, be sure to use the promo code “NEWBLURB”. Thanks for supporting this project!

p.s. Be sure to check out the book preview above. Go into fullscreen mode to see the images and text more clearly.

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  • This is really cool, Brian!

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  • Brittanie

    Congrats on completing your book! Your home looks beautiful.

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