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An urban cob compound in downtown Santa Cruz [Video]
After finding that she and her three sons have outgrown their cramped converted streetcar digs, Claudine Désirée constructs two cob outbuildings, including a dedicated 'she-cave', in her Santa Cruz backyard.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 11:30 AM
Like what you see?
Well, it's your lucky day as permaculture-practicing natural building enthusiast Claudine Désirée is selling
her downtown Santa Cruz property for a cool $499,000 to the "right person/people."
So what's included in the sale?
The main house constructed from two vintage 1920s Santa Cruz streetcars, two earthquake- and pest-resiliant earthen cob studios (use 'em as meditation rooms, guest quarters, playhouses, or as a home office), a reclaimed barrel sauna, fruit trees, a cob stove, veggie and herb gardens, and three chickens are all part of the package. Oh, and I did I mention there's also a rather lovely handbuilt treehouse dubbed the Lorax Lodge?
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