Bradley Dillinger wrote:I'm not sure where you live, but I have heard that in the US if you build a tiny house on wheels there are no regulations. Just wanted to make sure you explored that possibility.
Doesn't make sense to me to try for a cob structure as most codes care about outside dimensions, so the wall thickness comes out of your living space... Plus, wrong season to be building one anyhow.
Bre Quigley wrote:
Actually Dillon, it is interior sq footage... your walls can be however thick you want them. Checked with the D. of North Cow already.
Interesting... If this was done on any of the plastered cob and strawbale structures I've seen, it was not apparent to me. I've definitely seen plaster working fine without it. My copy of the hand-sculpted house seems to have grown legs, so I can't check that. If the cob builders handbook mentions such a lip, I'm not seeing it. I haven't got any books specific to light clay on hand, nor were any of these structure predominantly light clay. I'd like to see what the EcoNest book says...
Bre Quigley wrote:but should the ground beam have a lip on either side so the plaster as something to rest on?