Morven Glas wrote:I found some north east specific sites. There is some cob in Vermont (of course) and Canada. I am in a forest with rocks and mountain, these are fine building materials but I don't want to drag around large trees and boulders even if i get land with stone. Living in a castle would be neat but, Seems expensive and less possible to do on the cheap or at all but i'm sure it was never as easy as it seemed. If something cob will stand and just be cold they could be summer buildings or some kind of camp. Back to my aluminum spaceship idea, tunnels carved into rock, and mini log cabin. The other site also suggested it's not heating it and keeping the heat it's heating it to warm from a cold start. Living in it you never let it get so cold that you're going to have to heat the walls back up. Still requires energy and insulation but maybe not a huge drain.
If I framed an interior and insulated it, I would just be using cob in place of plywood and siding or just in place of siding (which it makes a horrible siding). It'd be more aesthetic like stucco and i could just do a thin layer (facade) to get the appearance of a cob house but then that would possibly need too much maintenance and restrict the rounded possibilities of working with cob. Lots to consider thanks for your help.