Earth Blocks are blocks of compressed soil that are aesthetically pleasing as well as cost and energy efficient, fire and pest resistant, virtually soundproof, durable and structurally sound. They provide complete architectural freedom and are made from a non-toxic readily available natural raw material dirt.
The cost of building with Earth Blocks is competitive with other construction methods and materials. Building costs vary depending on the site location, soil composition, and architectural design. In addition to the cost-effectiveness of this building technique, significant savings are realized after construction completion due to capitalizing on the advantages of thermal mass.
Mayne Island Cobb House, earth-built house photos on Flickr.
Picture gallery of cob homes built of earth and straw.