"before you take on building your project, start by sculpting yourself a model. You can use clay soil or purchase modelling clay...it doesn't matter. Your model will represent the thick walls of whatever system you are actually building with. Make sure your model represents some sort of scale...like 1/4" for each foot of the building. This is a passive solar cob house at Earthaven Ecovillage by Steveo Brodmerkel" www.kleiwerks.org
Such a beautiful design for a Mediterranean styled bedroom – exposed brick walls and wooden ceiling beams together with a contemporary structural bed that maximises space, with storage nooks hidden underneath. A gorgeous blend of classic and contemporary styles coming together in perfect unity, with that characteristic trait of Mediterranean décor of splashs of rich colour against a white backdrop. Simply breathtaking.
Kristen fell in love with cob after visiting a cob building site and immediately started to draw up plans for her home. She wanted a house that was able to breath, with soft shapes and built from 100% natural materials. More including video at www.naturalhomes.org/dyssekilde-ecovillage.htm
Sasha Rabin is an amazing educator in natural building. She has been doing it, and teaching the craft for a long time. You can find her workshops in California at Quailsprings.org or at Earthenshelter.com. Her cob workshops typically teach you to build with several methods to include earth bag, earth tube, strawbale, and just plain cob. She does specific workshops on rocket mass heaters as well, and teaches some of them at the Cal Earth Institute. She recently returned from Africa…
Blaue schnörkel an der dusche außen und am boden, den schwarz-weiß-Wasserfall in der dusche und blaue tentakel mit weißen Saugknöpfen auf schwarzen kieseln an der badewanne bis zum fenster.... Was meinst du?!