Then i thought i will do the cob like that but what a bout the heat??
On average, the temperatures are always high between 70 and 80 degrees.
A lot of rain (rainy season) falls in the months: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November and December.
On average, the warmest month is October.
On average, the coolest month is January.
June is the wettest month.
September is the driest month.
Terry Ruth thank you so much!
haha you SHOULD write a book lol
The humidity at night during the rainy season would be 94% at night and during the day 70% I personally adapt quite well to the heat and sun but thats me... I previously stated that the temps are between 70 and 80 degrees but this should be 70 and 90!!
1.Putting in the floor after the stemwall: It would seen easier for me, the floor will take time to dry and you can work on the walls. Is this teh way or shoudl you place the floor in last?
2.Amazone, Tropical Climate: I will make the roof with overhngings so the walls will stay dry for the rain season. How ever, i wanted a flat roof... i guess this won't work, i'm scared that after long periods of rain my roof will be completely melted. Has anybody have some suggestiosn for me on this? Maybe cover the roof with aluminium plates?
3.Plastering: We have a special chalk here from calebashes. Can i use this for plastering? I would like to have my walls white. So i thought i would use this chalk as a final coat and treat them so it won't dust. I also read about wheat flour paste. Is this to harden the wall and floor or can it aslo be used to make the colour of the cob whiter or lighter?
4.Niches and Cabinets: Do I freestyle these or should i build this around/over chicken fence or wooden planks?
5.Plumbing: I will use a regular flushing toilet so i will have some pipes etc. Can i just have them going in the floor and walls without the risk of them causing cracks in the cob?
6.Floor: I want an cob/earth floor, and i have set my eyes on this beautiful red sand. I've looked at some floor recipes and i think i get it but should i wait for teh last layer before sealing to add the mix with the red sand? Will this effect the solidness of the floor?
if i build a house with so much work and effort and it turns out to be an oven or melts when it rains i would be really frustrated to say the least.