Story: South Canterbury places

Cob cottage

Cob cottage

Paterson’s accommodation house at Hakataremea was built in 1872. It has a shingle roof and is built from cob, a building material made of dried mud and straw. This had the advantage of being a good insulator, warm in winter and cool in summer.

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury places - Waitaki', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2021)

Story by John Wilson, updated 17 Aug 2015