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Cob: Re: Hi from a newbie in South CarolinaChrys Mollett harpland at caltel.com
Mon Jul 9 16:00:41 PDT 2001
----- Original Message ----- From: "Chrys Mollett" <harpland at caltel.com> To: <LuceLoosey at aol.com> Sent: Monday, July 09, 2001 3:57 PM Subject: Re: Hi from a newbie in South Carolina > Hey Luce - I know the excitement . It's Great!!! > All I can say is the First Advice everyone gives is > START SMALL. As you probably know, everything takes more time (and work) > than anyone ever plans on. > If & when you sell your traditional house: What are you going to live in, > whilst you build your cob structure? I know that even the local couple (who > work for ) still lived in an apartment and called their cob-home "the site" > for at least a couple of years. Don't leave yourself out in the cold. > > On the other hand. If you don't jump in there, you'll never get started!! > So start by building a wall in the garden. Or an arch over your driveway. My > first project - after test bricks & helping a friend build an adobe > building (about 9ft x 12ft) - was to create a set of steps off the deck. > They are wonderful, and I love them for sure; BUT they gave me a taste of > the kind & amount of work this cob building requires of us. > > Also, it's a good idea to get the ball rolling - by interesting > some other friends & locals who will get excited to try it too. The books > tell us to walk the land you're interested in. Get a mental picture of where > you'll want to start building. The light. The shade cover. The drainage > properties of the soil in different areas on the land. > > And keep messing with earth!!! > ALfie > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: <LuceLoosey at aol.com> > To: <coblist at deatech.com> > Sent: Monday, July 09, 2001 2:28 PM > Subject: Cob: Hi from a newbie in South Carolina > > > > Hello:) I'm new to the list, and am getting excited about cob. I've been > > reading about alternative housing for a while now, and have recently > gotten > > all stirred up over cob. I just got Becky's book (awsum job, Becky!), and > I > > think I'm going to give it a try :) Gotta sell the traditional house > first, > > then find the right land, and I'm off! > > > > Any advice to a newbie cobber? Any locals willing to let me help them cob > at > > their place or tour their cob home? > > > > Any help is appreciated! Have a great day! :) > > ~Cat > > >
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