The Year of Mud, Ziggy;s book on a cob/living roof cottage

This is a simple small book on Brian “Ziggy” Liloia’s construction of a cob cottage at an ecovillage in northeast Missouri. This is a Blurb book, a way anyone can produce high-quality color books. It’s expensive for such a small book, but cheap for the fact that they are printed one at a time.

Ziggy’s cottage is really nice, and I recommend the book to anyone contemplating a cob cottage. (It’s also one of the buildings featured in our book on tiny homes.)

Note: if you use the promo code “NEWBLURB”, the book is 20% off.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to The Year of Mud, Ziggy;s book on a cob/living roof cottage

  1. Hey! That very pic with the couple on top/in front of the cottage was on the cover of a Yes! Magazine last year (great magazine, by the way, if you haven't yet found it). Looking forward to your new book, and just yesterday I bought yet another copy of "Home Work" for a friend.

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