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.

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  1. Green Mile Says:

    What a cute shed. I think I could manage to build something small with cob, but I don’t think I could manage to sculpt the clever details like this.

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