Building with earth is an uplifting experience. Whether you are building a cob bench, wall, or oven; installing an adobe floor; or earthen plastering over straw-bale walls, it is about connecting with the earth – with your hands, your feet, your body and your soul. The results are invariably organic, flowing, graceful and warm – a marvel to look upon, and a joy to live around.
But before you even begin planning your exciting earthen construction project, you should gain a true understanding of the raw materials, the various techniques, and potential problems.
In order to help you fully understand the potentials and challenges of building with earth – specifically in the Ontario environment – we have assembled the resources you find in the menu to the left. As you draw closer to beginning your beautiful earthen structure, we think you will find these resources very helpful indeed.