Cobtun (formerly known as Northmeadow house), built 2000/2001, the cob forms a rear heat sink for the highly insulated oak clad main house structure, then continues to form a beautiful curved garden wall 200 feet long, maximum 14 feet high. This house recently won the 2005 RIBA Sustainability Award.
We thought it looked like a train, so put on our interpretation of Thomas the tank engine.
The oak clad building joins the cob wall.
These take longer to build than thicker walls.
Stopped for winter.
The 200″ long wall begins.