After watching this video, I think it would be cool to build and live in a cob home.
Packed-earth homes have fallen out of fashion, however homes that are built with packed earth are actually very thermally efficient – both in the heat and the cold – they last a long time, and they offer flexibility that is tough to replicate with standard building materials.
For example, if you want built-in shelving, you can simply mold it into the walls. Round windows? No problem. You can also have unique doorways and customized doors, as well as built-in seating that saves you from buying a couch.
The best part is that Cob homes are very inexpensive to build – assuming that you’re doing a lot of the work yourself.