14 Mar '12, 5pm

Details on Best DIY Projects of 2011

Details on Best DIY Projects of 2011

Cob is a well known material in the world of eco-friendly, sustainable housing. Made of clay, straw and sand, it’s extremely durable, and made by mashing it up with your feet. It might be the answer, in an adapted form, to the issue of creating affordable and environmentally conscious buildings. That was what Brian “Ziggy” Liloia and his girlfriend April Morales thought when they set out to make their home out of it. The tiny 200 square foot hut is a cut above mud huts of eras gone by, yet what the couple may be most proud of is the fact that this environmental work of art is spun from their very own hands.. It has a working stove and various luxuries. In all, it cost $4000 for their home, and they say they love it. Talk about an extreme DIY! (Editor’s note: Ziggy and April built this house in 2007-2008, but it did receive a ton of attention last year… and Ziggy

Full article: http://blog.sustainablog.org/2012/01/best-diy-projects-of...

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