Here at our base in Kilmington, we’re in the process of building a new stable, wood store and garage.

It’s an L-shaped building and we’re working in cob using a very traditional method. There are no concrete foundations, the plinth is built directly off the clay subsoil and is 600mm wide at the bottom. The plinth is constructed using lime mortar and re-cycled broken up concrete, old bricks and blocks and stone. The building will be finished with a sod roof. This, along with the cob walls, will enable the building to almost blend in with the landscape from which it was made.

The materials used and the method of construction means the building will have an extremely low carbon footprint.

It is my hope to build more buildings like this one. At present the plinth is finished and cob construction is underway.


Traditional cob outbuildings

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