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[Cob] Cobhouse designPhil Moulton philmoulton at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 20:32:20 PDT 2009
Our first intent was to build a Cob home but it probably will go to strawbale with cob filled metal mesh walls about 4-6 inches thick inside and out,due to time and effort to build. We are looking to build a "home" not a hobbit cottage. Some windows will have stained glass but from a distance it will look like a regular stick built home. We are still looking for land to homestead with a older mobile on it somewhere within 60 miles of Eugene, Oregon or around Sweet home, Oregon but still hope to pour foundation this summer. One option is a rectangler structure with all inner walls not reaching the vaulted ceiling to allow for cross ventilation and a central core heat of a cobbed in Wood stove as primary heat. Also the only inner door would be to a cold storage room in one corner for food storage all inner room entrys would either be offset for privacy or just not there. We are looking for a design with one central"great room" for weaving, reading and leather crafts a kitchen at one end, bedroom at the other all plumbing in one central area, large south facing windows for heat collection. The outside would have a wrap-a-round covered porch. The 2nd idea is more of a Spanish design with a inclosed central open to air space and the home wrapped around it with one room isolated containing all electronic stuff. Again one wall open to South for heat collection. Both versions will have "dirt" or tile floors with enlayed piping for heat from solar collection panels. Both would be approx 1200-1500 sq feet. Both would have a "monolithic" concrete and rebared foundation. Both would have metal roofs that are well insulated. Was considering a Pole barn roof and enclose it but want a more monolithic structure for stability. Phil philmoulton at gmail.com -----Original Message----- From: coblist-bounces at deatech.com [mailto:coblist-bounces at deatech.com] On Behalf Of Mia Hessel Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 5:36 AM To: Coblist at deatech.com Subject: [Cob] Cobhouse design Just to get back on track, I have a question: What is the perfect size for your dream cobhouse (square meters, for one person or more)? What are the essential functions you want the house to perform, and what does this mean for the design (kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, other), and I would like everybody to show how it can be done: Sketches on the back of and envelope or architect drawings. It doesn't matter, just bring it on. Please also write a little about the how and why. Mia Find din nye laptop på kelkoo.dk. Se de gode tilbud her - http://dk.yahoo.com/r/pat/mm _______________________________________________ Coblist mailing list Coblist at deatech.com http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist
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