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New cob cottage engineering notes part 2

April 29, 2020 Hi Ben and Tom, I’m adding this new set of photos to add some clarity to the drawings I am sending you. Hopefully the photos along with written descriptions will help illustrate the structure of the house.

New cob cottage engineering notes part 2

April 29, 2020 Hi Ben and Tom, I’m adding this new set of photos to add some clarity to the drawings I am sending you. Hopefully the photos along with written descriptions will help illustrate the structure of the house.

Travel Photos

Trip to Spain and England, June 2018 Most of my time was spent in Granada, but this being the 6th summer there, I did not take any pictures. The following pictures are from Baeza and Ubeda 2 hours north of

Travel Photos

Trip to Spain and England, June 2018 Most of my time was spent in Granada, but this being the 6th summer there, I did not take any pictures. The following pictures are from Baeza and Ubeda 2 hours north of

New Cob Cottage: Engineering notes

Tom, The house has a footprint of 750 sq ft and is 1.5 stories with cathedral ceiling over the living room and a bedroom up for about 1050 sq ft of finished area. It is a hybrid structure with some

New Cob Cottage: Engineering notes

Tom, The house has a footprint of 750 sq ft and is 1.5 stories with cathedral ceiling over the living room and a bedroom up for about 1050 sq ft of finished area. It is a hybrid structure with some

New Cob Cottage

Oct 10th. Screening limestone for lime-sand plaster. We found limestone 1/4″ down to fines available for just over $20/ton. Started with 1.5 tons, shoveled through a 1/8″ screen and ended up with about 700#’s or just over 6 cu ft.

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New Cob Cottage

Oct 10th. Screening limestone for lime-sand plaster. We found limestone 1/4″ down to fines available for just over $20/ton. Started with 1.5 tons, shoveled through a 1/8″ screen and ended up with about 700#’s or just over 6 cu ft.

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Permaculture garden

Spring 2017: Due to the need to focus my work on the new cob house, the garden development will be in a holding pattern. Planted a few gooseberry, 2 chestnuts, and 2 arbor vitae this spring. Update: April 10th, 2016.

Permaculture garden

Spring 2017: Due to the need to focus my work on the new cob house, the garden development will be in a holding pattern. Planted a few gooseberry, 2 chestnuts, and 2 arbor vitae this spring. Update: April 10th, 2016.

Wood-fired ovens

November 26th…We had some warm days this fall so I was able to stucco the oven and get most of the brick patio done. Fire pit is in the foreground. Pizza and bread from a wood-fired oven is incomparable! This

Wood-fired ovens

November 26th…We had some warm days this fall so I was able to stucco the oven and get most of the brick patio done. Fire pit is in the foreground. Pizza and bread from a wood-fired oven is incomparable! This

Japanese gazebos

  Tea hut completed July 16, 2015.   New tea hut built from rough sawn ash with black locust piers. The ramp/bridge entrance is of black locust. It has a standing seam metal roof. The planed ash plank floor is

Japanese gazebos

  Tea hut completed July 16, 2015.   New tea hut built from rough sawn ash with black locust piers. The ramp/bridge entrance is of black locust. It has a standing seam metal roof. The planed ash plank floor is