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Cob: Re: Thanks for interesting responsesFrances Grill grill at vtc.net
Thu Nov 1 03:46:30 PST 2001
Jeff, I think your closing comments are really significant.But first I appreciate the fact that your rendered unfinished thoughts for the list to think about and help you build on (pun intended). In fact this is probably one of the blessings of earth construction ie. the input from community. Using cob as an example for all earth friendly building, this type of construction is SLOW relatively speaking. Consequently` there is more down time than with commercial construction so there is more time for thinking and communing with your work team. I've worked on straw bale, rammed earth, and fibercrete and adobe projects and have been amazed at how people just passing by stopped out of curiosity, and ended up helping. This is more than house building, it is community building. Also earth friendly houses attract earth friendly people so often the discussions involve more than the ecology of dwelling. I've seen more than one community garden sprout up from a house raising.These projects frequently don't involve power tools so they are quieter creating a more peacefu work space. So Jeff, the question of "what a cob community would look like is as relevant as what a cob house would look like but unfortunatly gets less emphasis. Keep thinking. PAZ, Pedro -----Original Message----- From: Jeff S. <jlsmeed at yahoo.com> To: coblist at deatech.com <coblist at deatech.com> Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 11:02 PM Subject: Cob: Thanks for interesting responses >Thank you all for really good responses it was alot to >think about, which got my mind trying to look further. > > >I realize that I was a bit vague in what I was >thinking when I brought up the marketing aspect of >cob. I had in mind the "green" marketing angle, maybe >even a "sweat equity", where a down payment is payed >in hours worked. I've been sensing through my circle >of friends, family, and community that they're really >looking more and more at how they interact with their >surroundings, and the idea of sweat equity may tie in >with that. > >I've also began to think of what a cob community would >look like. How would it be different than how we do >things now? What would be the same? > >take care, >Jeff > >__________________________________________________ >Do You Yahoo!? >Make a great connection at Yahoo! Personals. >http://personals.yahoo.com >
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