Archive for September, 2007

September 25, 2007

This cob shed, complete with a green living roof, was built as part of a demonstration project at the City Farmer Demonstration Garden in Vancouver, B.C.. Cob is an ancient building technique that uses clay, sand, and straw mixed with water to create an adobe-like material. It doesn’t refer to “corn cobs”, but rather “cobs” of moist earth or clay. Cob building is considered a sustainable building technique that while made from inexpensive materials, is labor intensive.

www.cityfarmer.org

Earth Bag House in Haiti Nears Completion

September 8, 2007

I have followed with interest the construction of this earth bag house in Haiti. I love the detail of the sun! I suspect these massive earthen walls will be delightfully cool shelter for the tropical environment.

Not only a builder with earth, Father Marc does incredible work in Haiti gathering children from the streets and caring for them. Visit his site at: Hope in Haiti.