During my whirlwind trip last month, I had the opportunity to meet Alex Sumerall at one of his work sites. Alex is a cob home builder. I have been very interested in alternative home designs for quite some time, and specifically straw bale and cob homes. About six months ago, I came across Alex’s site, and we started talking a bit. When I found out I was going to be in Tennessee in March, I contacted Alex to see if we could meet him. As it turns out, he was going to be at a building site not too far from where I was going to be.
The Winter was still winding down, and the project had only just gotten started when I arrived at the building site. After reading about cob building for so long, it was great to see an actual cob home under construction, even if only the foundation was partly completed. I’ll share the photos I took, and I strongly encourage you to check our Alex’s site: This Cob House
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