I just posted a photo of this house yesterday, but I’m posting some more pics since it’s one of my favorite houses. Very few houses are so beautiful that you can turn in any direction from any point and get magazine quality shots like these. It has exquisite detailing. I’d like to walk alone barefoot through their house in silent, slow motion and really take it all in. Gary Zuker’s story about building the house is very inspiring as well. I hope you have time to read the full article and closely study all the photos.
You could build a similar house with earthbags instead of cob in a fraction of the time. Anyone can prove this on their own by building small samples of equal size. For instance, I could make a 2’ long by 1’ high section of wall in the time it takes just to mix the cob. Maybe I’ll do a YouTube earthbag/cob comparison video when our son gets home from college next week…
This house ranks up there with the Taos Art Museum and Fechin House in Taos, New Mexico, another of my favorites.
Source: Natural Home and Garden