I’ve not seen a cob – (cob – English word for lump) is an old-fashioned concrete, made out of a mixture of clay, sand, and straw house hand-sculpted in Sarawak. But if you plan to build one this Cob Builders Handbook is a good book to begin with. Written by Becky Bee author, eco-builder herself it 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 dwelling.
The handbook is concise, well written, easy to understand that shows how simple it is to build with earth in about 180 pages long. It is currently available for free – (selling price $19.95) [DOWNLOAD].