Building with Cob: a step by step guide
09 Mar 2006
A practical guide to using cob as a construction material, Building with Cob is useful for anyone planning to build a green home or renovate an existing house ecologically.
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A practical guide to using cob as a construction material, Building with Cob is useful for anyone planning to build a green home or renovate an existing house ecologically. Written by two experienced cob builders, Adam Weismann and Katy Bryce, the book explains about the unique qualities of cob, praising its environmental friendliness, commenting on its durability as a material and explaining its muddy origins.
Adam and Katy show that cob is fun to work with, explaining how, because it is light and easy to handle, women and children can use it, taking an active part in construction. The book’s diagrams make the instructions for using cob easy to understand and interesting to read. An emphasis is placed on enjoying the slow building’ process. The authors of Building with Cob have a real affinity with their material and their love for what they do is obvious in the text. Having built their own cob house in Cornwall they are eager to share what they have learned.
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