That has a lot of bearing on what to cover and how to cover the subjects involved in cob building.
people that have never heard of cob are going to need a lot more basic information than those who are even a little familiar with this type of building.
Another thing to consider is how familiar you are with the subject of building with cob.
We love visitors, that's why we live in a secluded cabin deep in the woods. "Buzzard's Roost (Asnikiye Heca) Farm." Promoting permaculture to save our planet. you can call me Dr. Redhawk
posted 3 months ago
Its to my materials construction class. I don't think any of them have heard of it because they are more main stream guys. Basically I need to use terminology I've learned in the class while describing cob, and is characteristics. Thank you for any help you can offer.
I would go over the following, to past code and to explain to classmates:
1) Foundation+Stem Wall+Floor - Concrete/Rubble Trench + Water Drainage, 6-mil poly, gravel (4inch+)
2) Insulation - Roof + Outside Stem Wall + Window
3) Bond Beam - Extra Strength + regular roof
4) Overhang (rain+cob wall) -
5) Present a super simple boxy/regular floor plan nothing circular/underground/etc
6) Don't mention humanure/greywater systems, one new thing at a time
Post and beam construction with non-structural strawbale stacked insulation with a cob "plaster"
Post and beam construction with non-structural mush of "clay and sand" or "organic" aggregate
"Unburned clay masonry" when used in a structural context, unfired bricks or natural masonry.
Cob Wall are usually 24 inches (61 cm) thick. So the size makes them strong collectively even if "weak" singularly.
Iterations are fine, we don't have to be perfect
Something must be done about this. Let's start by reading this tiny ad: