The £150 Cob House

Every once in awhile I run across something so magical and extraordinary I feel I must share it with you.  We live in Devon where there are lots of very old cob cottages.  Cob is an ancient building material made from straw, mud, and human effort.  When you see a Devon thatched cottage, it may very likely be made of cob.  This is the story of a new cob cottage built completely by hand from natural and recycled materials.

It is said that this lovely building cost only £150 to construct.  It is beautiful in its simplicity and has been compared to a Hobbit's house.  

If you would like to read more about this lovely little house, CLICK HERE.  You will be directed to a newspaper article on Michael Buck and his beautiful cottage.


CLICK HERE to visit MICHAEL BUCK's blog to see the man himself in action.


  1. Wow! It looks like something from a fairytale.

    1. It does, but which fairy tale?

    2. I agree - maybe the dwarves' house in Snow White. Beautiful!

    3. I was thinking it might be the house where the three bears live.

  2. I love how everyone who helped him are named on one of the walls, including three cows. What lovely home.


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