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Earth Walls: Cob and Straw Bale Construction in Wisconsin

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Uploaded on Sep 26, 2011

Directed by Tona Williams (2005)
Starring Randy Gates, Marlin Nissen and Serenity Wehrenberg
As seen on Wisconsin Public Television and the Wisconsin Film Festival

Featuring the cob wall project at the Willy St. Co-op in Madison, Wisconsin, and the construction of a straw bale home in rural Wisconsin.

Synopsis:
Organizers, entrepreneurs, and community volunteers at Madison's Willy St. Co-op and in rural Wisconsin build with cob (made with clay, sand and straw) and insulate a home with straw bales. Participants celebrate the fun of natural building and talk about how to change conventional construction so that similar projects can catch on in cities. Includes demonstrations of foundations, cob mixing and wall-building, and lime plastering.

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