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Cob: Cob questionsjennifer duran loverofcolorado at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 4 07:39:47 PDT 2000
Hi folks! My name is Jennifer Duran and I have heard about cob about a year and a half ago. Immediately I went out and bought "The Cob Builders Handbook" by Becky Bee. I read all of it in one day and enjoyed the concept immensely. Here's why I am writing you all: I am about to graduate in December from college. I am 23 years old. I am currently living in an apartment, and I hate to think of how much money I am spending on rent that I will never see again. I guess I have realized for a while now that I would like to build cob, but haven't really thought about it seriously. I allowed the thought the thought to pass through my mind about buying a new home, but besides the fact that the market in Austin is crazy, I just don't see myself doing that. I want to begin building my cob home in about a year. I need to save up money and find a place to build and do more research. How do I start? What do I do first? 1. How much money should I have to start this project? 2. How long do you think it will take? (I know this question is hard to answer because it probably depends on how much time you put into it). 3. Is Austin a good place to build? It tends to be humid here, but not too much. I would appreciate ANY responses to my quite muddled plea. THanks, jenn >From: "Adam Holmes" <holmesiow at hotmail.com> >Reply-To: "Adam Holmes" <holmesiow at hotmail.com> >To: Coblist at deatech.com >Subject: Cob: skills of the west >Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2000 02:04:18 GMT > > Cob can consume most of our time quite happily. > >My brother and I are travelling down from Portland OR to California until >early Dec to learn further; scribe, raising - hand?, hand cutting axes >etc, >trig/goemetry use, cob walling, bamboo, cleaving, frame and joint >engineering, log scribe. Can camp and usually work for learning with a >little travel money thrown in, work hard, fell free to ask. >Canoe building to be learnt. >Adam and Simon holmes. >_________________________________________________________________________ >Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com. > >Share information about yourself, create your own public profile at >http://profiles.msn.com. > > _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com. Share information about yourself, create your own public profile at http://profiles.msn.com.
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