Thanks to natural builder and Maitreya Ecovillage founder Rob Bolman for generously allowing us to do this case study, and to Mark Lamberth for building the cob cottage.

Also thanks to GTF Sara Goenner and instructor Alison Kwok for patient advice and help throughout the case study process.

A special thanks to all those in the past and present who keep traditional building techniques alive, and adapt them to new circumstances.

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Cob Comfort - a study of heat transfer through cob walls
Kathy Bevers | Per Kielland-Lund | Arch 591 Fall 2003 | GTF: Sara Goenner