Grand designs tv house. Legendary house building show grand designs is back for an 18th series and will this time revisit a stunning cob castle in east devon.
The cob castle has been built by the king.
Cob house grand designs. People are still talking about the stunning cob house from east devon first featured way back in 2011 on channel 4 s ever popular grand designs show. A master builder who appeared on two episodes of grand designs has divorced from the wife who helped him build it and lives in his finished dream home with a glamorous new partner. The most requested grand designs revisit in history.
A cob house in a true sense this one built by michael buck a 59 year old farmer and retired teacher is unique because no power tools were used in its making michael created this one room mud house over a span of eight months with a budget of just us 250. Grand designs first followed kevin mccabe and as he embarked upon a build in devon in the spring of 2011 he wanted to create a 10 000sq ft home out of cob a natural building material made from. Kevin mccabde s massively ambitious plans to build the largest cob house on the planet saw the building unfinished and uninhabitable at the end of the 2013 episode of grand designs uk.
Dingle dell as seen on grand designs. Back in april 2011 devon builder kevin mccabe embarked on a wildly ambitious project to create a 10 000sq ft family home from the all natural material cob a mixture of sand clay straw water and earth. Grand designs uk i ve never really budgeted mccabe says to camera cheerfully.
King of cob kevin mccabe got his name due to being a. Inside the extraordinary lord of the rings style cob castle home in devon kevin king of cob mccabe first appeared on grand designs in 2013 armed only with a grand plan to build a soil and straw masterpiece with his bare hands. In march 2010 we obtained special planning permission under pps7 for a large new zero carbon cob house dingle dell.
East devon cob house revisited kevin mccloud returned to devon for one of the most anticipated revisits in grand designs tv history in final episode of the 2018 series. Grand designs followed kevin mccabe and as he embarked a build in devon in the spring of 2011 he wanted to create a 10 000sq ft home out of cob a natural building material made from. I just borrowed as much as i could.
Without having prior knowledge of making cob house he read some literature to embark on this project. Look inside kevin mccabe s finished cob castle and its sustainable features. The cob house.