I just joined and I'm actually really excited about this site. I am a developing DIY guy located in Richmond va. I currently want to start working with cob but I have never ever done it before and I'm a little nervous I'm going to royally screw it up. I am looking to build a chicken coop as my first real test with it before I move to the fire pit benches and the fire pit itself. The the options will be endless depending on how I like working with it. the idea of working with the earth to create a structure not only excites me but I think its a real piece of art.
Are you ready for some questions?
1. I live in Richmond va in a urban area and my back yard isn't really that "big". where should I get clay? how do I go about seeing if its the right kind of clay?
2. I would imagine winter is not a good time to work with cob.. but what's a good curing weather?
3. anyone done this before with a chicken coop? I could use tips and tricks.