The Hand-Sculpted House: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage

The Hand-Sculpted House: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage

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By (author) Ianto Evans, By (author) Michael G. Smith, By (author) Linda Smiley

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  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Co
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 201mm x 251mm x 25mm | 885g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2002
  • Publication City/Country: White River Junction
  • ISBN 10: 1890132349
  • ISBN 13: 9781890132347
  • Illustrations note: 8 Pages of Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 17,998

Product description

Cob, a structural composite of earth, water, straw, clay, and sand, has been used for centuries, in virtually all parts of the world, to create homes ranging from mud huts in Africa to lavish adobe haciendas in Latin America. This practical and inspiring hands-on guide teaches anyone from a rank beg

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Author information

Ianto Evans is an applied ecologist, landscape architect, inventor, and teacher with building experience on six continents. Cob is traditional in his homeland, Wales. In addition to teaching ecological building, Ianto has consulted with USAID, the World Bank, the Peace Corps, and several national governments. Linda Smiley teaches workshops on cob, sculpting sacred spaces, intuitive design, and natural plasters and finishes. With a background as a recreational therapist, she specializes in helping people use natural building as a tool for personal transformation and healing. Michael G. Smith teaches practical workshops and consults on cob construction, natural building, and permaculture. He is the author of The Cobber's Companion: How to Build Your Own Earthen Home and co-editor of The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources.

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By emdemertzis 14 Oct 2010 5

very good book i m only at the start of it
but very thought provoking
and good write
and a lot of info regarding natural (cob ) building
highly recommended