Woman’s Magical Cob House Built with Earth & Reclaimed Materials

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This is a full tour of a cozy cob micro cabin built by Marie France Roy, a professional snowboarder from Canada. She wanted to build a home with natural and reclaimed materials so the main floor is built with cob – a mix of sand, clay, and straw – and the upper floor is built with reclaimed cedar siding. She also used secondhand windows and other materials that were used or on their way to the landfill to reduce the impact of her project. For heat, she uses a sealed woodstove and has backup electric heat if she’s leaving the house for an extended period of time. For water and waste, she’s hooked up to a well and septic. She is currently using propane for her stove and hot water heater but has bought and activated a system to produce and collect methane using food waste. She hopes to eventually transition to using homemade gas instead of propane. The tiny cob house is plugged onto the grid but she also has a small solar panel array to feed renewable energy onto the grid. We’ve included links to the sites and resources mentioned in the video below: Building with Cob Video https://youtu.be/CWuHQOvNRDw Marie France Roy https://www.instagram.com/mariefrance… Protect Our Winters https://www.instagram.com/protectourw… https://protectourwinters.ca/ Mud Girls Collective https://www.mudgirls.ca/ Home Bio Gas https://www.homebiogas.com/ Thanks for watching! Mat & Danielle ————————————————————- STAY IN TOUCH! ————————————————————- Blog: www.exploringalternatives.ca Facebook: /exploringalternativesblog Instagram: @exploringalternatives ————————————————————- COMMENTS ————————————————————- We want our channel and our comments section to be an inclusive space where everyone feels welcome to watch and to contribute. For this reason, comments that are inappropriate or hateful will be reported and/or deleted. Please discuss and debate with respect, and report inappropriate or hateful comments directly to YouTube. ————————————————————- SUBTITLES AND CLOSED CAPTIONS ————————————————————- Thank you to our subtitle and closed captions contributors! If you would like to contribute subtitles or closed captions to an Exploring Alternatives video, please click here to see which ones need your help: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_p… If you have any questions about adding subtitles and closed captions, please email us at danielle.is.exploring@gmail.com ————————————————————- SPONSORS ————————————————————- We occasionally include paid sponsor messages/integrations in our videos to help fund the channel. We do our best to work with companies and organizations that offer products or services that are in line with our values, and that we think would be interesting and useful to you, our viewers. We will always disclose if we’re promoting products that were given to us for free, or if we’re including a sponsored message in a video. For business or sponsorship inquiries, please email us at danielle.is.exploring@gmail.com ————————————————————- CREDITS ————————————————————- Music & Song Credits: All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives. Editing Credits: Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives Filming Credits: Mat of Exploring Alternatives

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