kim Duncan

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Some pics our project.Transition towns have alot of encouraging youtube tips. A book we read the steps.
1.everything takes longer
2.everything needs to be moved
3.injury slows you down. So prep is essential.

Things change..we did raised gardens outside to trial our cob.We did use cement with our clay. Our earthoven is wonderful. Everything is recycled.the glass arches above the lounge were ex shower glass.11panes of safety glass 110$ granite kitchen $1000.retail$22000.ebay for our taps.auctions for timber +. So it can be done.all the best for your project
6 years ago
cob
Hi we are building a rock and cob home in NZ. Hubby did the steelbeam frame onto a central large tree.alot of the rock and cob I did.easter will be three years into it.We are living inside.fully functioning kitchen and bathroom and waiting for.the loo
.we did not attend courses but youtube and books including building standards.we have a concrete mixer.without it project could not have been done.later investec in a bobcat the mixing is so easy.
6 years ago
cob
We are nearing completion of our Rock and cob home. We were told you cant do that! They were wrong. Our budget ran out so we looked at what resources were around us. We have built a rock/cob decagon home. We have a tree in the middle and terracotta cob for our internal walls. cost to date 35k. All is recycled items from steel ibeams, granite and mahogony kitchen. Cob floors. I love my home. Highly recommend building this way but oh it is extreemly hard work. We purchased a bobcat and concrete mixer which made things so much easier. importing foundational building products can increase build costs excessively, but in saying this if you must it is very rewarding and dont compromise on your desired end result.
6 years ago
cob
I recall when i was young my mum purchased a house that had major condensation issues where water would drip down the walls causing mould. The walls were painted large masonary bricks. Contractors quoted thousands. Friends drilled about 6 holes approx 10cm from the base,10mm wide. This allowed ventilation and completely fixed the issues. keep trying there will be a solution.
6 years ago
cob