Added by on 2017-08-03

This micro cob and strawbale cabin was built by local artisans as a vacation rental at the Terra Perma (https://terraperma.ca/en/stay/accommodations/) eco resort and village in Harrington, Quebec, Canada. The thick walls are insulated with straw bales and covered with cob (a mixture of clay, sand, straw and water) and a natural limestone plaster. The passive solar roof has a generous overhang on all sides to keep the tiny home cool in summer and warm in winter; and to protect the cob walls from the elements. The flat roof was lined with a rubber pool liner and covered with mulch to create a space for plants to colonize a green roof which will further insulate the green building. It has a loft running the length of the cabin with space for two full-sized mattresses, and two separate ladders. It’s heated with a wood stove. Since this is a vacation rental there isn’t much storage space in the cob cabin, and the bathroom & shower are outside (outhouse and shared shower block). You can check out Terra Perma’s other mini green buildings here: Types of accommodations Watch our video tour of their mini earthship-style cabin here: https://youtu.be/BZ7MoznNX3g Follow them on Facebook to see what they’re up to: https://www.facebook.com/terrapermaqc Thanks for watching! Mat and Danielle ————————————————————- SUPPORT OUR CHANNEL! ———————————————————— Thank you to all of our Patrons who support us so generously! You are all the best! A special thank you to our backbone supporter, Jakob Dannesboe, we couldn’t do this without you! If you like our videos, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/exploringalternatives ————————————————————- STAY IN TOUCH! ———————————————————— Blog: www.exploringalternatives.ca Facebook: /exploringalternativesblog Instagram: @exploringalternatives ————————————————————- VIDEO CREDITS ———————————————————— Music & Song Credits: All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives. Editing Credits: Mat and […]

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20 Comments

  • Universal Cerberus 2 weeks ago

    I've been watching your videos and I love it. I want to move to a small town some day. I live in America, so I might move to a smaller state like Maine or Vermont. I may even move to the always lovely New Brunswick in Canada.

    You earned yourself a subscriber.

  • What...the...funk! 2 weeks ago

    My grandma had a cob house with a log roof, living in Canada. She was in it till her 80's. had 2 rooms. They built it in the 1920's it was a rock solid house. Still standing.

  • michaelcsutton 2 weeks ago

    Some great ideas

  • marta uhrskov 2 weeks ago

    beautiful! thanks!

  • walkingnarrow 2 weeks ago

    I'm wondering what the county requires of the gray water system?

  • Jason Bean 2 weeks ago

    Canada?! I'm in Florida. can you get closer, please?

  • Bryan Field 2 weeks ago

    It's a rental cabin, at $90 a night!

  • Fade Master James Lee 2 weeks ago

    although I kind of enjoy this kind of stuff, the cabins aren't the main issue, the land is. many of these seem to just be rich people playing poor.

  • Cory Shelton 2 weeks ago

    good intro, specs in the beginning, music placement was subtle. great video.

  • Mistress JHolly 2 weeks ago

    Thanks !

  • Christopher Richards 2 weeks ago

    What did they do for the foundation? Or is this house not supposed to be permanent?

  • Kennedy Rodriguez 2 weeks ago

    Love your Straw Bale cabin, it reminds me of our cottage up in Michigan but yours it's much nicer. We also have the outhouse thank you for sharing.

  • Cyndy 2 weeks ago

    Wow it's a great idea but it's a sad waste of resources. Whoever "designed" this put ZERO effort into it.
    Killing trees to build a box with a dozen shelves and 2? ladders is sad.
    I like the exterior a lot but as she even said the kitchen counter is just a shelf.
    The beautiful pine posts are just there and hold no design purpose. What a shame!

  • epicdeuce 2 weeks ago

    Interesting, i'd like to see more details about the construction method including the jointery, and why the ledges ontop the cob portion on exterior are not slopped away from structure etc. Overall very nice

  • Carolyn Campbell 2 weeks ago

    What I'm hoping for … is a cob Tiny home that I can move … We'd like to travel across a Canada with it. Not sure about needs to make it sturdy enough to travel on a trailer. Also weight consideration before I buy the trailer to suit.

  • TheMICRKR 2 weeks ago

    Shitters full….Anyone?

  • JAC BOX 2 weeks ago

    Why does the cob only go up partly? And what does the back of the house look look like?

  • Mima Dimitri 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for sharing and posting the text below.
    As I´m not an english native speaker it helped me a lot, as I didn´t get what cob or limestone plaster is just by hearing. … 😉

  • Julianna Bowers 2 weeks ago

    Congrats on 100 videos!!!

  • Stonnie Dennis 2 weeks ago

    Awesome!