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[Cob] New Member IntroductionCary Hocker chocker at gmail.com
Thu May 29 06:36:19 PDT 2008
Hi Dorothy, Your pictures look very interesting. I'm not sure I've seen a cob house with an embedded timber frame before. I'm curious how common this is? Also, did you create your entire plinth of cement block and cover the exterior with stone facing? I couldn't quite tell from the photos, but part certainly appeared to be constructed of block. Cary On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 4:49 PM, Dorothy Bothne <dbothne54 at yahoo.com> wrote: > Cary, > We're in Leander, about 1 hour north of Austin. > see pic's of the house we're working on at > http://home.austin.rr.com/thebearcave/ > we're working on phase II of the house and hope to be > cobbing this fall on the second phase. there's lots > of other skills that you'll need when building a > house. (such as electrical, plumbing, dealing with > permitting, etc) you're more than welcome to come down > and take a look, and/or volunteer if you'd like. > Dorothy > > > --- Cary Hocker <chocker at gmail.com> wrote: > > > I'm new to the list and wanted to say Hello. > > > > I'm currently planning a cob cottage in Northeast > > Texas (Red River county) > > and am eager to learn more about cob construction. > > > > I've read quite a bit in the archives of this list, > > and garnered a lot of > > information already. > > > > My favorite cob cottage, and a good model for what > > I'd like to achieve is > > the one pictured at the top of the cobworks Mayne > > Island gallery - > > http://www.cobworks.com/maynegallery.htm . My > > property is off grid deep in > > the piney woods a few miles south of the Red River, > > and I think this type of > > cottage will fit in perfectly there. My version > > would be slightly enlarged, > > but still two story with a non linear roof. I'm > > interested in building it > > into a south facing, gently sloping hillside, so > > that the back and parts of > > the side walls would be partially bermed. > > > > I live in the Fort Worth area and would be eager to > > meet up with others in > > the region who are experienced (or interested in > > gaining experience) with > > cob construction. I'm willing to volunteer labor as > > well. > > > > I've emailed Elke Cole (of cobworks) about > > participating in a cob workshop > > in South Texas next month, although working in the > > summer heat of South > > Texas (where I grew up) doesn't excite me too much > > to be honest. Is anybody > > else from the list participating in that workshop? > > > > Cary Hocker > > Richland Hills, TX > > _______________________________________________ > > Coblist mailing list > > Coblist at deatech.com > > http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist > > > >
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