The easiest ecobrick cob application are benches, gardens and playgrounds. This is a great way to get started with a non-structural, no-risk experience! The technique can be used of course to make walls and homes– just as in the past it was used to be temples and castles.
The simplest application is to lay Ecobricks horizontally in cob mortar. The result is a thick, sturdy construction. The cob mortar must cover all the ecobrick to protect it from UV sunlight (with the optional exception of the cap’s surface and colored bottom of the Ecobrick). Thus protected from UV rays and the elements the brick will last pretty much forever.
Hellz yeah, i wanna build it!
How can a house made of mud last 500 years? The short answer is, the combination of clay, sand and straw – known as cob – is extremely strong and durable once it dries, and can withstand fire and severe weather as well as practically any other material. This ancient building technique is among the easiest and least expensive ways to build your own sustainable, healthy green home.