House tour..... when i first saw this picture i was hooked, and it only got better.... see the full tour of this japanese cob home by following the link in my profile 🌿👌🏽#cobhouse#cobhome#handmadehouses
A few weeks back i visited this site in vadakara, kerala, where a cob house is taking shape. the owner- builder bridju k.p decided to actualize his long time dream of a mud home after attending a workshop with thannal hand-sculpted homes. set in the foothills of the western ghats, this land is lush and inviting- a veritable tropical paradise.
the cob mix used for the house in itself is quite unique as it incorporates several local ingredients and admixtures. coconut fibre, an abundant resource in the region, has been used to hold the cob together. even the lime in the mix was both burnt and slaked on site. in my belief, the essence of natural building lies in its localisation, and experimenting with local ingredients is an integral part of the work. here's to watching this home as it grows and matures.
Daydreaming. can't wait to see the roof, mudwall, flooring, the whole house to be ready. #repost@mudsustainablehomes with @get_repost
even throughout these chilly rainy days, bali still delivers on the gorgeous glimpses of green.
I’m excited to receive the @makersmovement magazine july issue: movement!! here’s a peek at my illustration about my own journey of moving to a tiny space and another piece on the alternative living movement 🏡⛺️🚌
Getting lost in this.....lemurs will return soon.
So satisfying to put the finishing touches on the ‘chicken house’ after many, many layers. turns out i’m surprisingly good at plastering 😁 it’s great to work with natural materials - clay and wood from the site and eco-friendly plaster. my scandinavian side probably would have left it white, but the bright african theme fits the savanna of keela well 🐘
we might have actually made the house so nice that it’ll get turned into guest accommodation instead 🛏🐓
Love our strawbale studio, office, loft, retreat, thingy...
there’s a king size bed up there n all
tadeladkt bathroom, lime washed walls, reclaimed timber ceilings, old ladder, cob walls, vanity was a set of drawers we had in our lounge room.