Name: Marcella de Boom
Location: Cullinan, South Africa
Type: Cob house
Size: 970 sq.ft.
Years lived in: 9
Marcella de Boom is no ordinary woman, she has built her entire home with her own two hands. The inspiration was "creative poverty", a wild dream of building a home, without spending more than $5000! The dream started to materialize when she met Interior Architect and Cob lover; Dawn McAdam by coincidence. Dawn is a conceptual genius and the two creative souls masterminded a plan in no time.
One year later the building was complete — a beautiful organic home — crafted with love and hands from all around the country. Marcella and Dawn made the unthinkable happen, they built an entire house and gallery for under $5000! If that wasn't enough they almost immediately started on a next project, building a 3 bedroom house for Marcella's daughter! Ladies we salute you!
To see more of Marcella's art visit: Marcella de Boom.
What are your dreams and desires?: To make good paintings
What inspire you?:Creative Poverty
Favorite Element: All elements
Biggest Challenge: To survive financially!
What Friends Say: It`s warm and welcome
Biggest Embarrassment: Dog pee on the carpet
Proudest DIY: When the house was finished
Biggest Indulgence: A warm bath, a glass of wine and good music
Best advice: Follow your dream
Dream Source: I will buy all the materials and make everything myself.
Kitchen Hardware: Inherited
Kitchen furniture: Inherited
Accessories: All gifts
Rugs and Carpets: Inherited
Window Treatments: I made all the stained glass-windows myself
Art: Made myself and inherited