Rethink Your Life!
Finance, health, lifestyle, environment, philosophy
The Work of Art and The Art of Work
Kiko Denzer on Art
[Cob] Coblist Digest, Vol 8, Issue 185jacques marmen jacques.marmen at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 17:13:16 PDT 2010
i do not think that it is so cut and dry, damon, i would have to say one must keep in mind the longevity, the toxicity of material ( affecting the health of home owner, and yes, even clay dust is terrible for humans, as natural as it may be ), and if a material comes from a recycled source... but kudos for your situation! I would prefer all locally sourced, but i just have to disagree that homesource is the ONLY sustainable. And, I would have to say that in many, many situations, homesource is just not a possibilty, and you can still be 'sustainable' without being so. "..sustainability is a funny word I think, , in the way that everything sustains itself, in cycles we will usually not reckognize, because of the shortness of our lifetimes and our general focus. On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 12:00 PM, <coblist-request at deatech.com> wrote: > Send Coblist mailing list submissions to > coblist at deatech.com > > To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit > http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist > or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to > coblist-request at deatech.com > > You can reach the person managing the list at > coblist-owner at deatech.com > > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific > than "Re: Contents of Coblist digest..." > > > Today's Topics: > > 1. Re: materials for strength (Damon Howell) > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Message: 1 > Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 09:19:29 -0400 > From: Damon Howell <dhowell at pickensprogress.com> > Subject: Re: [Cob] materials for strength > To: fhanlan at hotmail.com, coblist at deatech.com > Message-ID: <8CC7D892-E8CF-4CA3-9AE0-BF48727510B6 at pickensprogress.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed > > There's the key paragraph. The materials are locally-available, plus > they didn't mention the comparison to fired bricks. True > sustainability is taking from the very land, preferably from the very > spot the house will be. Here's a great example of sustainable > building. I have a lot of woods, many trees die and just stand there. > I cut them into 10" logs and use them for cordwood. I'm not killing > trees, they have already died, I'm just cleaning up. Instead of going > to Home Depot for concrete to go between the wood, I dig up my local > soil and add grass from a local field and water from the creek. I > mean, if you're not using directly from "your" land, then it's not > sustainable. > Damon in Ga. > > > > "The bricks are environmentally-friendly > in that they are composed of sustainable, non-toxic, > locally-available materials, and don?t require the expenditure of > energy that goes into the firing of other types of bricks ? it > wasn?t mentioned, incidentally, how their strength compared to that > of fired bricks." - Frank Hanlan > > > > > ------------------------------ > > _______________________________________________ > Coblist mailing list > Coblist at deatech.com > http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist > > > End of Coblist Digest, Vol 8, Issue 185 > *************************************** >
Solar powered hosting (from our cob office building) provided by: DeaTech Research Inc. using Debian Linux based servers. We highly recommend, use, and provide support services for Debian Linux.
If you should have any problems with this page or website, please send email describing the problem(s) to: email@example.com
Last Modified: Wednesday, 22-Dec-2010 08:10:06 PST
If you wish to be permanently blocked from ever being able to send email to this domain, send your SPAM messages to: firstname.lastname@example.org