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Watch Grand Designs Season 13 Episode 08 - East Devon: Cob Castle


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Kevin meets a grasp craftsman whose dream is to construct a citadel made totally of mud. Kevin McCabe is the main residing exponent of the traditional artwork of cob constructing - wrestling homes out of mud utilizing his naked palms. However Kevin would not simply need to construct one other cob home, he desires to construct a cob citadel. Not solely that, Kevin additionally needs their gigantic new cob home to satisfy the best environmental efficiency targets ever set. It's really an almighty problem. The home shall be shaped of two huge curved cob roundhouses - the biggest of which is impressed by the pure geometry of a snail shell - related by glazing and topped with undulating wild-flower meadow roofs to reflect the encompassing Devon countryside. However constructing it includes mixing and laying a thoughts boggling 2000 tonnes of cob, all throughout heat sunny climate. Kevin is set to have the primary cob partitions up in a number of months. However quickly the sheer scale of the duty turns into clear.

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