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I have a small bit of land in Running Springs, Ca. Looking at the historic weather, I see the hottest hot was 94 degrees, and the coldest cold was -25 degrees. The average in the winter is around a high of 50 and a low of 20, in the summer 70 to 50. The winter sees up to 4" of rain, with none in the summer. My land is on a south facing slope, in the middle of a moderately forested evergreen stand. Would bale be a better choice for this climate or cob?

Thanks for your help.
 
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Hi Justin,

If you have a good clay on the property, the architecture can be accommodated for the local climate. Cobb infill timber frames and related architecture is found in almost every region of the world in some fashion or another. The questions is the clay resource. If it's not there, then you should consider the resources you have. Good luck and ask more if you need.

Regards,

jay
 
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