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[Cob] cob in a cold climateGeorgie Donais georgie at busygirl.ca
Sun Apr 10 10:36:34 PDT 2005
Ava, Sounds amazing! Do you have any pictures posted on a website or anything? I am about to build the same kind of thing in Toronto; though it's not quite like the Yukon here, we get our share of cold and snow. I look forward to the list's suggestions. Georgie Ava wrote: >Last summer I built a cob wall with built in benches, niches, arches and >planters in Yukon, northern Canada where it's COLD and DRY and the winter >season is LONG. We don't typically get a lot of precipitation, except for >this winter, of course, so the bench is covered with snow, which will >start to melt, then freeze, then god-only-knows-what .... I left it >unfinished on purpose to see how it would weather. This summer I want to >finish the structure and apply a water resistant natural finishing >plaster. I'm looking for practical advice on types of finishing plasters >that will resist rain and possibly seal against the snow thawing/spring >melt issue. I've read the books and taken courses, but none address >building in this intense cold climate. Any experience out there? What's >been successful? What seems to work over time in Alaska? in Norway? or >Iceland? Suggestions and ideas from proven builders in similar climates >are welcome.
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