It’s quite absurd that a cob home offers no “value”, at least as recognized by property values… even moreso when one considers the immense true value they possess.
The folks at Full Bloom Farms did an amazing jobs envisioning and then finishing their cob structures. The true genius was in gathering free labor (via holding building workshops) that also garnered them a bit of grant money to pay for supplies. Those of us interested in building cob structures in these times have the advantage of utilizing worktrade/workshop and grant money to build energy efficient and/or offgrid houses for real person pricing. Keep the structures under 20 x 20 (check your local state law) and there aren’t many rules or permits needed. Set it up as worker housing and not only will it do the job it was built for, but it will certainly be considered a plus for any worktrader to consider their living situation.
But I’m just using words… take a look at one of the homes on the farm: