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Kiko Denzer on Art
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Fri Mar 16 08:29:21 PST 2001
I've been reading this list for a while now - I asked my daughter whose computer I use to switch here from the strawbale list, which I enjoyed but wasn't into as much as cob. I'm trying to learn as much as I can about building sustainably using onsite materials. I've read a few books (thank goddess for inter-library loans) and tried a little tiny cobbing. After three years of tenting on site in the summer while we worked, I finally moved into my cosy little half-underground home this fall. When I planned my home I knew nothing about cob or I definately would have gone in that direction. I opted for a very small, dug out of a southern slope u-shaped room with glass on the south and west. We had a horrible time with the roof since I had insisted on free form curved walls made using Scott & Helen Nearings' stone building techniques. I finally had to give in and go with a (somewhat) conventional timber framed living roof. My home is very lovely but I feel bad about the portland I used in the walls and some of the other non-sustainable downright nasty materials (waterproof roofing material, nails, even the small bulldozer and back-hoe). Seems that as I started building I started learning and the more I read about natural building methods the more radical I became. I've been fantasizing about an all natural little cob house for quite a while and imagine my surprise when I actually SAW it. Thanks Shannon. I'm totally empowered and motivated to finish my own little burrow now and REALLY get into some dirt! And sticks and stones and grasses. I'm eager to see how your roof turns out - I didn't feel able to do thatch (thought you had to have the right grasses and tons of know-how) but now I'm wondering. What about cattails? Also your jar windows were neat. In fact the whole little shed looks downright SUCCULENT. Keep us posted, Lois
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