Bumping because it's such a good thread! (And I don't have time to read it all now )
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1/22/08 at 4:11pm
I do have days when I feel quite daunted by the whole thing. It's the other wall on the other side of the door that I am not looking forward to! I still have to find some windows to go in it but I am so tempted to get really really big ones so I don't have so much cob to do
I have some pictures but they are a few weeks old with one of the kids modelling doing the cob while I took pictures. The wall is up to the middle of the top sashes of the windows now. I get dh to cut it straight for me so it is also now alot straighter.
There are some real cool buildings or ideas for buildings here
I'd really like to do something small like a studio out the bush at the back with oneof those reciprocal roof things on it & maybe out of cobwood. I still have to finish the current project first so we shall see tho'
Oceanmomma-thank you for the pictures. I have been flirting with the idea of cob building for a long time. Is the rest of your house just a regular frame built, then? Was is easy to connect the two? Why did you choose to only do one wall cob?
I really like the accesablity of cob. Neither dh nor I have much construction experience so when we decide to build this will be a major factor.
We will probably (hopefully) be building in Northern Michigan, however, so climate may be a major downfall for building with cob. Does anyone have experience with cob in a cold cliamate?