What are the best books about cob building?

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    #1The Hand-Sculpted House

    The Hand-Sculpted House

    The Hand-Sculpted House: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage is a book by Ianto Evans, Michael G. Smith, and Linda Smiley. It was first published in 1990 by Chelsea Green Publishing Co.

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    Bruce Perry
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "If you are into cobo cottages I would check this book out. I learned a lot about cobs in this book and I enjoyed it the whole time. "
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    #2Clay and Cob Buildings

    Clay and Cob Buildings

    Clay and Cob Buildings is a book by John D. McCann. First published in 1995, it provides an in-depth view of processes for building with earth as well as providing regional patterns and terminologies in clay and cob buildings.

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    Muhammad Mittal
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Decent book that showcases different clay and cob buildings. This is not an instruction manual, but is interesting enough."
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    #3The Tao of Cob

    The Tao of Cob

    The Tao of Cob: How a Kansas Grandmother Built Her Own Natural Home in the Woods is a book by Dorethy Hancock. First published in 2013 by Dorethy Hancock, it narrates the author's experiences with cob building.

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    Shreyas Jhadav
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I think cob building is a really interesting field, and I've always wanted to learn more about it. In "The Tao of Cob", author Dorethy Hancock really gets into the nitty gritty details and shares her personal story, which is both entertaining and informative. If you want to learn more on the topic, this book is a can't-miss!"
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    #4Building with Cob: A Step-by-Step Guide

    Building with Cob: A Step-by-Step Guide

    Building with Cob: A Step-by-Step Guide is a book by Adam Weismann. First published in 2006 by UIT Cambridge Ltd., it offers detailed illustrations and photos for creating cob structures.

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    #5The Cob Builders Handbook

    The Cob Builders Handbook

    The Cob Builders Handbook: You Can Hand-Sculpt Your Own Home (Third Edition) is a book by Becky Bee. First published in 1998 by Groundworks, it provides a manual focusing on how to make earth structure.

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    Ishan Shah
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Cob (an old English word for lump) is old-fashioned concrete, made out of a mixture of clay, sand, and straw. Becky Bee's manual is a friendly guide to making your own earth structure, with chapters on design, foundations, floors, windows and doors, finishes, and of course, making glorious cob. "I believe that building with cob is a way to recreate community and experience the joy of working together while taking back the right to build our own homes and look after our Mother Earth." She loves doing something that makes sense in a world where lots of things don't"
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    #6The Good House Book

    The Good House Book
    The Good House Book: A Common-Sense Guide to Alternative Homebuilding Solar, Straw Bale, Cob, Adobe, Earth Plaster, More is a book by Clarke Snell. It was first published in 2004 by Lark Books.
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    Alan Cox
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The Good House Book: A Common-Sense Guide to Alternative Homebuilding Solar, Straw Bale, Cob, Adobe, Earth Plaster, More is a book by Clarke Snell. It was first published in 2004 by Lark Books. A very useful guide"
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    #7The Cobber's Companion

    The Cobber's Companion

    The Cobber's Companion: How to Build Your Own Earthen Home is a book by Michael G. Smith. First published in 1999 by Cob Cottage, it offers guides on how to build cob, a traditional mixture of earth, sand and straw.

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    Crystal Richardson
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This is a great book to show you how to build your earthen home. The author seems like an expert in this field, with many published books on the topic. However he has another very similar book that has better pictures that might be more well suited. But overall looks like a very good solution."
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    #8Cob Buildings - A Practical Guide

    Cob Buildings - A Practical Guide

    Cob Buildings: A Practical Guide is a book by Jane Schoefield and Jill Smallcombe. First published in 2004, it provides a step-by-step instruction oh how to build environmentally-friendly and cost-effective cob buildings.

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    Rosa María Alvarado
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Cob Buildings - A Practical Guide was first published in 2004. it gives guidelines on how to build environmentally-friendly and cost-effective cob buildings."
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    #9The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources

    The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources

    The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources is a book by Joseph F. Kennedy, Michael G. Smith, and Catherine Wanek. First published in 2001 by New Society Publishers, the book offers insights into natural building designs.

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    Larry Wade
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I have a close friend who has just graduated from university with degree in architecture and design. As a congratulatory gift for his accomplishments, after long hours of research, I decided to buy The Art of Natural Building by Joseph F. Kennedy for my friend. After getting the book and going through it myself, I have realized how the book is full of insightful and guiding knowledge and tips for those passionate about this field. I am really glad that I gave this book as a present to my friend for his continuing, specifically related aspirations."
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    #10Building Green

    Building Green
    Building with Cob: A Step-by-Step Guide is a book by Adam Weismann. First published in 2006 by UIT Cambridge Ltd., it offers detailed illustrations and photos for creating cob structures.
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    Victoria Castillo
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Super helpful book! Exactly what i needed to teach me and guide me through building my first cob building. "

Summary

Best What are the best books about cob building
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Hand-Sculpted HouseBooks 23 Paid
2Clay and Cob BuildingsBooks 18 Paid
3The Tao of CobBooks 16 Paid
4Building with Cob: A Step-by-Step GuideBooks 14 Paid
5The Cob Builders HandbookBooks 12 Paid
6The Good House BookBooks 10 Paid
7The Cobber's CompanionBooks 8 Paid
8Cob Buildings - A Practical GuideBooks 6 Paid
9The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, ResourcesBooks 4 Paid
10Building GreenBooks 1 Paid
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