Huw Grant wrote:Hi there guys, i'm a student just about to graduate university, where i've been studying archaeology, and whilst pondering what to do with my life upon leaving uni have settled on the idea of building myself a little roundhouse on some land that my parents own in Wales. I've spent a while looking at the vast number of different methods that can be used but have settled upon a primarily cob roundhouse about 15 feet in diameter with a reciframe probably turf roof.
i have access to a ready supply of straw and sand so cob seemed like a natural choice
A reciprocal roof on a load bearing cob structure is problematic.
Why not work with straw bale walls? Those should go up _a lot_ more quickly and insulate a lot better. Have you seen the paligloo concept? Should be easier to build solo...