The Hand-Sculpted House

Praised by Mother Earth News and The Irish Times, “The Hand-Sculpted House” is not just a book; it’s an invitation to reimagine home construction.

Dive into the world of cob cottages, an ancient, eco-friendly building method that harmonizes with nature.

Rediscover Cob Building

Learn about cob, a blend of earth, clay, sand, straw, and water. This guide revives a time-tested technique for modern ecological design. Cob building requires no cement or machinery, just your hands and creativity.

A Home That Grows from the Earth

Discover how to sculpt a home as naturally as creating a garden. “The Hand-Sculpted House” teaches you to work with the most basic materials to build a space that’s not only an ecological statement but a personal sanctuary.

Timeless, Yet Forgotten

Explore cob’s rich history in Europe and its adaptability beyond the Southwest’s adobe. Unleash your imagination to transcend traditional building limits.

Ecstatic Living Spaces

Cob cottages are intimate, energy-efficient, and in tune with their environment. They stand as testaments to sustainable living, with their whimsical curves and natural aesthetics offering a key to a saner, more connected life.

More Than a Building Manual

This book delves into the philosophy behind cob construction, reflecting on our relationship with nature and our communities. It’s a guide to creating not just a house, but a home full of light and life.

“The Hand-Sculpted House” invites you on a transformative journey. It’s a comprehensive manual for anyone looking to build an eco-friendly, soulful home. Let cob inspire your next adventure in living.


Author: Ianto Evans, Michael G. Smith, Linda Smiley

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781890132347

Country: UK  

Pages: 384

Language: English  

Dimension: 7 x 10 inch