What do you know about building or living in an earthen home?
I long to live in a Hobbit house, or at least a partial one. It’s been a silly dream of mine for as long as I can remember. The image was always in my mind, and was solidified there when the LOTR movies came out. But, I have learned recently that they are not just fantasy, but real and shockingly attainable!
What I mean is that I’d love to build a cob or straw bale home, or maybe another alternative. My husband has given the green light to build our own house rather than buy an already standing structure, though it will be a few years off.
Do you have any love or horror stories about living in an earthen home? I’d love to hear your pro’s and con’s. I’m also interested in green-building-on-a-budget tips.
If you’re unfamiliar, Google Image search “cob style homes” and prepare yourself for heart-warming, fantastical wonderment!
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