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[Cob] report from SerbiaPredrag Cvetkovic predragcv at ptt.yu
Thu Aug 25 10:59:08 PDT 2005
I am sending my message again. There was an mistake, but now I changed it. I am sorry (again :) ) for sending other email, it was because I thought that email arrived to the group. --------------------------------------------- Dear cob friends, I have promised to the group to report about my traveling to Sombor, visiting old houses. Unfortunately, here in Serbia we probably haven't got cob houses! In Sombor, a nice town in the north of Serbia and in villages all around there are many adobe and rammed earth houses. It was nice to see many details but I can't be completely satisfied because I was searching for cob! On the other side, traditionally building in central Serbia is earth and chaff mixture between wooden plating (planks or sticks). A house has wooden frames - oak beams, and the roof is covered by rather long, oval and heavy tiles. Foundations for those houses are made from stone, lime and sand. On slopes, houses often have basements with stone walls. You can see those houses in almost any village (rarely in towns) but unfortunately very neglected. I would like to hear your opinions about using cob instead of earth and chaff in that type of house? Are the wooden frames an hindrance or not? I would be sincerely thankful to any suggestion. best regards Predrag
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