Hello All. I've been reading about two building techniques that have gotten me really excited but I can't seem to choose which one to utilize when it comes time for me to build my own home. I like the cost effectiveness and ease of use of PSP, and the shelter qualities of earth but would also like the soft lines and heat retention of cob building. Is it possible to build a half cob half psp structure? Anyone have any thouhts?
I would definately stay away from cob exterior walls. I suspect that Paul's idea of interior cob could be sound. Just make damn sure that you don't let them get damp such as with the contact with high humidity summer air condensing on the cool inner walls. Keep windows closed summer days and open them at night.