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The Cob Builders Handbook

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Cob (an old English word for lump) is old-fashioned concrete, made out of a mixture of clay, sand, and straw. Becky Bee's manual is a friendly guide to making your own earth structure, with chapters on design, foundations, floors, windows and doors, finishes, and of course, making glorious cob.
"I believe that building with cob is a way to recreate community and experience the joy of working together while taking back the right to build our own homes and look after our Mother Earth."
She loves doing something that makes sense in a world where lots of things don't.

Synopsis:

Cob (an old English word for lump) is old-fashioned concrete, made out of a mixture of clay, sand, and straw. Becky Bee's manual is a friendly guide to making your own earth structure, with chapters on design, foundations, floors, windows and doors, finishes, and of course, making glorious cob."I believe that building with cob is a way to recreate community and experience the joy of working together while taking back the right to build our own homes and look after our Mother Earth."She loves doing something that makes sense in a world where lots of things don't.

About the Author

Becky Bee has built natural structures in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Central America, and Samoa. Her company Groundworks, has been at the forefront of the cob revival: building, teaching workshops, and hosting natural building symposiums.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Designing Your Home Sweet Home
3. Choosing Your Site
4. Gathering Materials
5. Drainage
6. The Foundation
7. Floors
8. Cob Glorious Cob
9. Windows and Doors
10. Roofs
11. Plaster (Render)
12. Finishing Touches
13. Backword
14. Books to Read

Product Details

ISBN:
9780965908207
Editor:
Spiralstone, Mitch
Editor:
McMillan, Alex
Editor:
Spiralstone, Mitch
Author:
Bee, Becky
Author:
McMillan, Alex
Publisher:
Groundworks
Location:
Murphy, OR :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Construction & Construction Trades
Subject:
Amateurs' manuals
Subject:
House construction
Subject:
Earth construction -- Amateurs' manuals.
Subject:
Construction - General
Subject:
House construction -- Amateurs' manuals.
Subject:
Cob (Building material) -- Amateurs' manuals.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 18 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Cob (an old English word for lump) is old-fashioned concrete, made out of a mixture of clay, sand, and straw. Becky Bee's manual is a friendly guide to making your own earth structure, with chapters on design, foundations, floors, windows and doors, finishes, and of course, making glorious cob."I believe that building with cob is a way to recreate community and experience the joy of working together while taking back the right to build our own homes and look after our Mother Earth."She loves doing something that makes sense in a world where lots of things don't.
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