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[Cob] Fancy a Mexican Vacation Anyone ?Ron Becker ron45 at tularosa.net
Fri Feb 23 11:06:30 PST 2007
Hi Sarah, I've only done two small adobe floors in our adobe home and didn't put a finish them as they were in utility rooms. I'd like to know where you are in mexico. I and a friend who is a building contractor interested in alternative building might be able to come if it's not too far from El Paso. We are in New Mexico but I doubt you'd know the towns. EP is about 2 hours south of us. Ron Those who question global warming have a financial or emotional interest in the status quo. On Feb 22, 2007, at 11:49 AM, Jill Hogan wrote: > Hi > I laid my first cob and lime render floor in 2003 and then the next in > 2004 and they are just the nicest floors around. Warm in winter and > cool in summer and soft under the feet. I painted the layers of raw > linseed oil and beeswax and my floors are the envy of everyone. > Best thing I did > > Jill > Those who question global warming have a financial or emotional > interest in the status quo. > > McGregor Alternative Technology Centre "MAT" > 023 625 1533 > www.mat.org.za > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: sarah doron > To: coblist at deatech.com > Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2007 12:33 AM > Subject: [Cob] Fancy a Mexican Vacation Anyone ? > > > Hi , I have been soaking up all the latest chats about earthen > floors, but having almost completed my cob house on the beautiful > coast of Oaxaca Mexico I still don't feel confident enough to take > the plunge and try to lay one .I've never posted a comment before but > felt it was worth a go before caving in and going with the polished > cement floor that would be a very sad but much easier option > For one thing it's just me my daughter and 3 local labourers, it's > taken me a tough but wonderful year to get to this stage and if I > went through all that time, work and money (linseed is no bargain down > here) and I managed to balls it up which would probably happen at > least once I would be devistated. > I have an abundance of clay and have actually resorted to using > coconut fibre for my walls as it ,unlike straw is readily available. > Man power is not an issue , it's cheap and cheerful over here and > I could even offer accomodation close to the beach with basic cooking > facilities . > This place is heaven , if anyone who really has first hand > experience at laying successful earthen floors feels that they might > be tempted to a great get away with a bit of work thrown in please let > me know , I'm open to starting the work anytime between now and June. > Many thanks to all , for all your contributions to this fantastic > forum !!! > Sarah. > _______________________________________________ > Coblist mailing list > Coblist at deatech.com > http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist > > _______________________________________________ > Coblist mailing list > Coblist at deatech.com > http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist >
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