wouter and leen's the thatched cob house

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Build Project Description

After finishing our roundhouse, we are starting at a new project. It will be a cobbed house with a thatched roof. Because we believe reed thatching is one of the few really natural ways for waterproof covering a house. The house will be ready in summer. Because we have also other running projects at our farm, there will be other tasks to do to. The purpose of this house is to be a tourist renting house, or in the off-season a guesthouse.

Structure of My Build Project

Individual Builder (ie: Personal Home or Structure)

Building Styles Integrated

Round Wood

Sustainable Systems Integrated

Solar Power
Rain Water Collection
Sustainable Appliances
Cob Oven
Composting Toilets
Grey-water re-use system
Food system integration
Hot Tub
Indoor plumbing
Passive Solar Hot Water
Heating system
Natural Furniture building
masonry heater

What to Expect about Food

We will provide the food

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Current Building Status


Type of Build Project

New Structure

Projected Start and End Dates

1 Sep 2013 to 1 Jun 2014

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Type of Volunteer Being Looked for

hands on! :)

Where you will be Sleeping

in summertime it will be the attic, because the roundhouse will be rented to tourists. when there are no tourists you can sleep in the beautifull roundhouse...

The Number of POOSHers Desired

5 POOSHers


Eric Puro's picture

looks like an amazing project!  Need some thatching advice?

kamm danniels's picture

It does look like a complex project, you definitely have an ambitious team. With so many eco features included this house could easily compete in a top eco homes contest. You guys do great good to the planet, apparently bigger contractors start thinking about the eco options too. Few companies on home remodeling in San Diego already set some grounds for greening everything about their businesses. We should see more of these in the near future.
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