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Building a Cob House in Ohio

by Paula Apynys | July 11th, 2014

A site visitor sent me an email asking if I knew whether there were any restrictions or legal issues affecting the building of a Cob house in Ohio. She had been trying to find an answer to that question and was having trouble figuring out who to contact.

For those not familiar with Cob Construction, here’s Wikipedia on the subject, starting with:

Cob, cobb or clom (in Wales) is a natural building material made from sand, clay, water, some kind of fibrous or organic material (straw) and earth. Cob is fireproof, resistant to seismic activity, and inexpensive. It can be used to create artistic, sculptural forms and has been revived in recent years by the natural building and sustainability movements.

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