Interesting. I've built 2 pallet-based sheds, and often wondered about whether you couldn't put light clay straw into the pallets and compress it, instead of only straw. I figured it would give you better thermal mass, and keep rodents out a bit more to have a clay slip on the straw.
Not having had experience with building or finishing with cob, would the pallets have enough "tooth" that the cob would really hold onto it? I rather thought you'd need to staple chicken wire to the surface or some such.
Another thing I like about this is the potential to use standard windows and have wooden window frames and casings. I'm not a huge fan of the "freeform" window shapes in most cob houses.
"It is, of course, one of the miracles of science that the germs that used to be in our food have been replaced by poisons." - Wendell Berry
this is supposed to be a surprise, but it smells like a tiny ad: