Cob 101 / Where can I learn more about cob?

There are countless resources available for those who prefer to learn on their own. We are partial to books and have found the following list to be particularly useful to us. This is by no means a comprehensive book list, simply the ones that we have read in full and found to be helpful.


Adam Weismann and Katy Bryce. Building with Cob: a step-by-step guide. 2006




Adam Weismann and Katy Bryce. Using Natural Finishes. 2008




Ianto Evans and Michael G. Smith. The Hand-Sculpted House. 2002


earth oven

Kiko Denzer and Hannah Field. Build Your Own Earth Oven. 2007


ROcket stove


Ianto Evans and Leslie Jackson. Rocket Mass Heaters. 2006



Michael Johannes Ochs. Tadelakt. 2009


Straw bale

C Magwood. More Straw Bale Building. 2005


James Thomson and Sukita Reay. Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice. 2014