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Kentucky cob dwellings to visit?

 
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Location: Bluegrass region of Kentucky, USDA Zone 6a - unpredictable but manageable
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I'm looking for any cob dwellings, barns, projects, or workshops in Kentucky or the surrounding area. My wife and I are considering cob as a path to debt freedom and rural living, but we'd like to talk to someone who has built in KY and can share their experiences/pitfalls/tips. Anyone know of sites in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Illinois, Tennessee, or Missouri that would be able/willing to let us come visit and chat for a bit?
 
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Adam, I did a quick web search and here is one that looks interesting.

http://disputantacob.com/

Hopefully some of our own permies here will chime in too!
 
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You could try Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in Missouri, or some of their close by affiliates like Red Earth Farm.
 
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Thanks folks! I actually found out in another roundabout way about disputanta cob almost simultaneously with checking my email and seeing your posts here. I really appreciate the suggestion in Missouri as well. I'll be contacting both sites. Thanks again!

Adam
 
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Thanks so much for posting the info about the KY cob! We were just considering going to coquille to one of cob cottage workshops next spring, but will start with KY first - the savings in time and travel will be enormous vs going to OR!
 
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Your welcome Lin, and welcome to permies!
What kind of cob project are you going to try?
 
Lin Karcher
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Thanks for the welcome We're planning on building a cob and cordwood home on our soon-to-be homestead. We have lots of timber and plenty of clay. Round, curved, small with a timber-supported loft and earth roof is what we're going for. Hopefully, we're going to practice first on an outhouse or temporary shelter (shed) and attend a few workshops too.
I'm looking forward to reading more of the info here!
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Looks like a nice place, be sure to hugel any of the wood that you clear out.
 
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Hi Adam,


In Tennessee:
http://barefootbuilder.com

Ohio:
facebook.com/chris.mcclellan.165
[nbnetwork.org]

Illinois:
http://midwestpermaculture.com

Michigan:
http://testdsw.wordpress.com

Indiana:
http://brambleberryfarm.org

. . .

I'm also in Southern Indiana, if you need advice or some help;
have some experience with cob.



Hope this finds you well.

Best.
 
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how's the process going?

my partner and i are moving to living roots ecovillage in southern indiana (indianacommunity.org). there will be our cob house project and others going on this year (2014).

send me a private message to connect.

~wren
 
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