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Hello everyone. I stumbled upon this Forum when I was searching for how to paint a a cob house with lime wash. I intend to build my own cob house next year. So i'm here to learn as much as i can. By the way, i think i would be the first person in my country to build a cob house (if not the only one ever). I appreciate all the advice i could get. Thanks in advance!
 
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Hi Amy;     Big Welcome to Permies!

I have added your post to the cob forum.

Your at the right place to learn all about cob building!
I have never used cob for a structure myself. Only while building rocket mass heaters!
I suspect that in your location ... you won't need a rocket heater!  
But if you do ,drop on by the rocket mass heater forum. We will chat your ear off.
You've already met the forum leader !
 
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Welcome, Amy! So glad you found Permies. Thomas is exactly right; you've come to the right place to learn about building a cob house. And more!
 
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thomas rubino wrote:Hi Amy;     Big Welcome to Permies!

I have added your post to the cob forum.

Your at the right place to learn all about cob building!
I have never used cob for a structure myself. Only while building rocket mass heaters!
I suspect that in your location ... you won't need a rocket heater!  
But if you do ,drop on by the rocket mass heater forum. We will chat your ear off.
You've already met the forum leader !



Hi Thomas, thanks for welcoming me! As of now, i won't be needing a rocket mass heater, but you'll never know if the weather decides to go insane and sends us snow out of nowhere! Thanks again for your kind welcome!
 
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Leigh Tate wrote:Welcome, Amy! So glad you found Permies. Thomas is exactly right; you've come to the right place to learn about building a cob house. And more!



Hi Leigh, thank you! I can't wait to build one next year, i need to get out of the city as soon as i can! Do kindly teach me, i'm all ears! Thanks in advance!
 
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Hi Amy, my curiosity is piqued! What country are you in?
 
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Rebecca Norman wrote:Hi Amy, my curiosity is piqued! What country are you in?



Hi Rebecca, i'm from Malaysia!
 
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Cool! If you're going to build in the highlands, where the temperature has a nice average over the year and it doesn't get too too hot, cob or any other thick earthen structure might keep a nice cool temperature all year. But if you're down near the coast, then I don't know, once the walls get hot it might be hard to cool down during the hot months. Also of course you'll have to have a really good roof and overhang to protect mud walls from heavy rain and splashing.

Best of luck!
 
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Rebecca Norman wrote:Cool! If you're going to build in the highlands, where the temperature has a nice average over the year and it doesn't get too too hot, cob or any other thick earthen structure might keep a nice cool temperature all year. But if you're down near the coast, then I don't know, once the walls get hot it might be hard to cool down during the hot months. Also of course you'll have to have a really good roof and overhang to protect mud walls from heavy rain and splashing.

Best of luck!



Thanks for the tips!
 
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Hi Amy. Permies is a great forum; glad you found it!
 
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Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:Hi Amy. Permies is a great forum; glad you found it!



Thanks inge! I try to read as much as i can!
 
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