Cob houses and dust mite allergies?
December 30, 2013 1:10 AM Subscribe
My husband and I are interested in building a low-cost house (in India, where we live). We've been researching building materials/technologies and cob is something that interested us. But we aren't sure whether cob houses might be prone to getting dusty (in particular, dust-mitey) and set off my allergies.
posted by miaow to Home & Garden (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So far allergy tests have only shown a moderate to severe reaction to dust mites, and very mild reactions to mold, pollen, etc.
Can anyone help me figure out whether dust mites may thrive in a home made of cob, because of the material itself but also because of the curves and not entirely smooth walls you seem to get? And do you have ideas for other allergy-proof low-cost and ecologically happy building materials?