30 Jun '17, 4pm

Naturally Cool Cob Playhouse - DIY - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Naturally Cool Cob Playhouse - DIY - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Here in central California summers are very hot and dry. Being outside can be uncomfortable, so we wanted to create a naturally cool (cool as in temperature) area for our son. Since the ground here is full of clay, we thought a cob layer on a playhouse with a living roof would provide sufficient cooling ... and it works! This play area is one of the coolest spots on the property during the blistering hot summer heat. It also stays bone-dry inside during the winter. Since I used scrap-wood and earth already available to me, I only had to purchase a few items. Total Cost: $30.00 Rather than focus on building the actual structure, this instructable covers the cobbing part of the project. This project was spaced out over two months to give each step plenty of time to dry, settle, harden and adjust.

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