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[Cob] cob in post and beamfrancine fran2000a1 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 15 17:43:06 PST 2004
I am new to the list and have been reading the archives and lurking quite a bit. This is the year I want to start my house, and I plan to learn a lot from everyone here. The design of the house I am planning is very similar to one on cobworks.com website, kate's house. A single story is all I am planning and hopefully a living roof. My home is on 3+ acres in the far northeast corner of Mississippi almost in Tennessee and just a short distance from the Alabama line also. In the county there are no building permits required making it possible for me to build what I want. The foundation work will begin in April, depending on the rainy season here. Hope to get the roof up about the same time. My site is perfect, southern slope, water is within 40 feet. Large Clay deposit is just across the road from me and a very large sand pit is located about 1/8 mile away. My neighbor has offered all the clay and sand I need. He will also be helping me cut trees for my post from his land and mine. I am very fortunate to have such great people close by. I am planning on using poplar, they will be off the ground like the ones on the cobworks site. Has anyone used poplar? I also have access to oak and plenty of pine. Even tho I have been reading my books for 3 years and planning, I am not sure I understand post and beam. Is Kate's house a post and beam structure? It appears that the post are not tied into the cob. Is this a bad thing, should I rethink my floorplan and roof design? I have spent a lot of time on trying to get things right with the design. I do plan on consulting a builder friend about the roof structure before beginning. I welcome any input or advice from all of you. ===== God Bless America Francine __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Hotjobs: Enter the "Signing Bonus" Sweepstakes http://hotjobs.sweepstakes.yahoo.com/signingbonus
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