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[Cob] personal stories/building projectsLee Shultz lee.shultz at westrimcrafts.com
Wed May 19 12:23:00 PDT 2004
Welcome, Ruthie. Great idea! I would LOVE to hear everyone's story, too. Here's mine: I read about building with cob a little over a year ago. My jaw was on the floor! It appealed to me on so many levels - artistically it's a dream come true, it's environmentally friendly, it's healthy (no toxic material, etc.), and it certainly appeals to my need for independence (low cost, sturdy building that I can do mostly myself or with a work party). It also helps a great deal in my transition to living a conserver lifestyle, rather than a consumer lifestyle. I read everything I could get my hands on about cob, then took a cob basics workshop with the Cob Cottage Company, which was fantastic. (I had no background in building before that, though I have created sketches of building designs and have an interset in architecture.) We built part of a two-story duplex in the workshop. I completely loved it. I am looking for land on which to build. I'm not sure where it will be yet. I'm looking in CA, AZ, NM, OR, Mexico, and Vancouver Island, right now. If anyone has any ideas on the best places to build with cob, any advice would be appreciated. A short bio: My education is in music, psychology, and computer science. Right now I am a technical writer (an independent contractor) by trade. I write software and systems engineering manuals. I want to work dealing with environmental issues soon, though. I live in CA, on the central coast, though I grew up in PA. That's it. I can't wait to get back to cobbing! Cheers, Beverly Shultz -----Original Message----- From: ruthie groff [mailto:veganruthie at yahoo.com] Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 8:06 AM To: coblist at deatech.com Subject: [Cob] personal stories/building projects I would like to know more about everyones individual story/building project. Since I'm new to this list, it would help me become familiar with people, plus I think I would learn a lot. If you're willing, email me a message about who you are/what you've built/are planning on building and why you're interested in cob. :-D ~ Ruthie --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? SBC Yahoo! - Internet access at a great low price. _______________________________________________ Coblist mailing list Coblist at deatech.com http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist
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