I read the book "The Hand-Sculpted House" and it resonated with me so much that it has led me here. To actually attempt to build a tiny cob cottage.
See the two oak trees in the distance? The plan was to build the cob cottage between those trees.
Here is a view toward the trees during winter.
A closer look at the proposed building site.
A view to the south.
A view north, toward some other structures on the land.
Then, the plan changed. I had read that sometimes structures built close to trees can have a detrimental effect on the trees. The house goes up and the trees die within months. Those two beautiful oak trees are at least a hundred years old, likely more, and although they would have provided some wonderful shade the risk felt too great to put such a heavy building there. New trees could be planted for shade. Another building site would be chosen.
This is the new building site.
A view of the site, facing northwest, in winter.
And a view west, also in winter.
The building's position is marked with stones.
What a sunset! There is a sunset like this every night as long as it is clear.