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Karl Meisenbach
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So, the more i think about it, the more i realize that i have too many questions to ask one by one.

Questions regarding COB insulation vs CEB insulation..

Wind resistance comparisons between one building method and another..

Water impermeability..

Is there a source that details all (or at least most of) the natural building methods, their strengths and weaknesses, how to combine them to maximize results between form and function, etc..?

Ill try to contain myself..thank you

Karl
 
Seamus Grace
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Hello Karl, this is something we are also looking into deeply.
I have yet to find a "bible" that covers all of it however this site has thus far been the one with the most resources, I am not affiliated with them - just something I came across.

http://www.greenhomebuilding.com/natural_building.htm

hope it helps, if you find the big book let me know.
Cheers
 
Bruno Nardozi
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Maybe this can be helpful: http://weblife.org/cob/pdf/cob_builders_handbook.pdf
 
Miles Flansburg
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Here is a good one.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Hand-Sculpted-House-Practical-Philosophical/dp/1890132349

I think Paul has a video with Ianto in it.
 
Alice Lynn
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Seamus Grace wrote:Hello Karl, this is something we are also looking into deeply.
I have yet to find a "bible" that covers all of it however this site has thus far been the one with the most resources, I am not affiliated with them - just something I came across.

http://www.greenhomebuilding.com/natural_building.htm

hope it helps, if you find the big book let me know.
Cheers


Thank you so much for posting this. I've been reading about quite a few of these techniques for months now, but I was lost in regards to some of the finer distinctions between things like cob, soil cement, and adobe. This website was very helpful.
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