Cob Enthusiasts Push to Permit Mud Homes [Good Times Santa Cruz]

By Georgia Johnson

“Claudine Désirée, locally known as the ‘Santa Cruz Cob Queen,’ is the proud creator of Santa Cruz’s first legal cob house. Cob is a natural building material made from Earth, sand and straw, and cob houses have been around since at least the 15th century. Since cob buildings are fireproof, resistant to seismic activity and inexpensive, Désirée says they should also be the future of housing in California.”

Read the full article on the Good Times Santa Cruz website.

Earthen home with tree-shaped designs. Large redwood tree in foreground of photo.
Photo by Tree Rozelle

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