It Cost Just $250 to Build This Awesome Eco-Friendly Cob House!

/, Home Improvement & DIY, Lifestyle/It Cost Just $250 to Build This Awesome Eco-Friendly Cob House!

Awesome Eco-Friendly Cob House

Have you ever thought of building a cheap eco-friendly house? If your answer is yes, I have the perfect house for you.

Have you heard of a Cob House? If not, I will tell you a guy whose footstep you should follow!

Well, a cob house is small manageable and cheap house that is made of basic materials such as mud, clay, and straws. This is the kind of house that when built properly can be fireproof, resistant to seismic activity and the best of all extremely cheap!

The man you should benchmark is a British farmer named who did such a house for just $250! To get a little understanding of this kind of a house let me tell you of Mr. Bucks house.

He collected his building materials from neighbors and fields. For example, the floorboards were from his neighbor’s boat while the straws for thatching the roof were picked adjacent fields. He also used glasses from a scrapped truck to craft perfect windows for the house.

1-Eco-Friendly Cob House

In terms of the environment, there is water from a creek nearby that affords him the ability to cater for bathing and other purposes.

There may be electricity and running water in this house but one can easily solve for this by simply scaling the budget to get these resources included.

2-Eco-Friendly Cob House



A wooden stove is the most appropriate method of cooking in such a house for the natural look and for heating up the insulated space to keep him warm-remember, there is also no electricity for that. He also has a stock of wood as fuel to keep him going.

The only downside is that if you are used to using indoor toilets, you may be disappointed by a composting toilet that has been built separately from the house. Of course, the reason for this is the lack of running water but if you can get to pump water into the house then you could get yourself more comfortable. In other words, it is not the perfect but it I bet you would love the creativity behind this house!

3-Eco-Friendly Cob House

This house is not to be built in the city so if you are interested in owning one you can put it up somewhere in a farm. If you are looking to make a few dollars every month, you can also build one and rent it out to farmers or as a holiday home for people looking to spend some good time outside the city.

For example, Mr. Buck has rented out his house to a woman who owns a dairy farm nearby.

Watch the video below to learn more about the cob house:

Who said you need thousands or millions of cash to create something cool!

References:

Image Credits: Michael Buck

By Egline J.





Copyright © 2017 Life Advancer. All rights reserved. For permission to reprint, contact us.
By | 2016-10-15T20:19:01+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Categories: Design, Home Improvement & DIY, Lifestyle|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Leave A Comment

Trending Articles

5 Signs Your Personal Boundaries Are Too Weak (and How to Fix It)

May 10th, 2017|

Personal boundaries are important guidelines we set for ourselves in order to feel safe, secure and happy. These boundaries are formed based on many variables such as social experiences and personal preferences and can be physical, mental, spiritual and more. Some people form strong personal boundaries without even noticing, while others have to constantly work at defining these regulations. Some

Secret Of Life Explained By Children

November 12th, 2014|

Statistics show that when people get to the end of their lives they regret what they didn’t do more than what they did do in their lives.   What would your future self say to you right now? What is it that you haven’t done or made that you will regret when you are old? Is there a book that