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[Cob] Cob dome roof?Damon Howell dhowell at pickensprogress.com
Mon Jul 26 06:21:51 PDT 2010
Yes, the climate he's speaking of is in Gourna, Egypt. So, it's probably a bit different that anything most of us can do. I think you'd have to be a long time mason or building expert to execute a dome roof to keep it from falling in. That is no amateur job. Damon On Jul 25, 2010, at 3:00 PM, coblist-request at deatech.com wrote: > Hello Damon, > > you mentioned "a 10 foot circular mud hut with a dome roof (also > mud)". > I am curious. How would that work? I always thought mud roofs only > work > in desert climates or similar. Or is there a possibility to make it > waterproof? Where I live (northern germany) it rains a lot and it is > maritime climate. But there are also very few trees here, so my > dream is > a small hut that uses earth, straw, probably thatch (it's just a > dream... reed thatch is expensive...), other natural materials and a > little wood, but as little as possible. This is all theoretical at > this > time. But I like to think about possibilities and I'd very much > like to > try something like this as soon as possible. > > I hope this doesn't sound too stupid, it's just an idea I had. I > have no > building experience yet, so it might be a very stupid idea. But I find > it fascinating, so here it is: A cob dome roof with straw/thatch > worked > in so that the straw/thatch works like a fur. It is embedded in the > cob, > but the long ends stick out in many layers (as on a normal thatch > roof), > making rain water run off and hopefully keeping the cob dry. I hope > it's > understandable what I mean with this description. > Or a slightly different idea would be to fasten the straw/thatch to > the > cob dome with pieces of wood in about the same way one would normally > fasten it to roof timbers. > > I wonder if anyone has tried/experimented with something like this > before?
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