A home-building odyssey by Kristina Orchard-Hays.  Cob house, New Mexico, very cool.  Totally inspiring.

Off the Grid.

Cob building uses mud, straw/hay, and people power.  It’s a very green building technique, lasts for centuries, and provides excellent insulation.

Update:  Sadly, I can’t find the original article online.  If anyone has the link, I’d be very happy to repost it here.