Suzanne Cornell

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since Apr 19, 2012
Grew up in NY state some years Europe. Am part owner in my families farm that has been in our hands from the first land grant (1700)
Went to college for a few years then dropped out to fulfill my aspirations of being a punk rock. Was a punk rock for 15 years in the worst part of NYC. Had fun but it got old. moved back to the country had a kid. Made money doing various crafts and art. Went back to school got my acupuncture degree.  Got divorced moved back to the country again. Got my nursing degree, am still in the country and about to start building a cob house.
Chemung NY
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New video about what I am doing building my house on Facebook. It took 12 hours to upload it because my connection is so bad. That is why the link instead of trying to re-upload here.
https://www.facebook.com/suzannecob/videos/319539695070466/
2 years ago
cob
I wonder why there has been no response to this?
If any one is interested in helping I will get in touch with the organizers. I don't want to bother those busy people unless there is a chance we (permies people)can help. I know many of them are in tents some very large some teeny. I was thinking pocket rockets with a heat sink of a cob bed platform.  Or a large rockets outside stove that pipes heat into several tents through a cob heat sink network (probably safer), but I am no expert. Looks like the area they are in has clay soil. Probably why they chose that location to dam the river.
2 years ago
These people https://www.facebook.com/SacredStoneCamp/
need help keeping their community warm this winter please help them
In solidarity with these brave water protectors
2 years ago
Ok
This coming week, getting sharp#2 gravel for under the stone walls. Ordering the cool mortar that Stan Petersen developed Lime Strong check it out at http://www.limestrongfinish.com/master-of-plaster.html
Also gonna use it on the outside of the cob walls...
Hoping to start the stone walls as soon as the mortar comes. It is dependent on me getting electric up and running so I can use the well pump as the creek went dry.
Wish me luck here I go!

Pictures to follow
2 years ago
cob
And drainage gravel!
2 years ago
cob
drainage pipes
and 4foot pit for walk out door to green house (code requirement )
2 years ago
cob
Trying to upload the pictures of the 20x24 foundation.
I am back filling the basement and the walk in green house to avoid possible flooding problems as we are near a creek.
2 years ago
cob
Maybe it should be pumice cob?
Any way I have started
Tried posting 3 pics of the foundation hole, the drain pipes and then the gravel fill in but it would not post and I lost the whole long winded description. So now you are gonna have to wait for the long version as I am so tired that I will do it tomorrow. Just wanted to thank all of you at permies for all the knowledge, support and kindness in getting me to this spot. I am actually doing it because of you smart goof balls.
Thank you thank you thank you
I am building my house!
Yahoo!
2 years ago
cob
Hello I have been off of here for about a year.
Anyway. hum, you could use pumice for your sand instead of sand and that will increase your insulate value. You will not want to use it on the inner ⅓ of your wall as the insulation of the pumice would work against its heat/cool holding properties (I think). In other words it would no longer be a mass temperature regulator. That is what I am doing in my house that I just started to build. I live in the NE. In NY state just bellow Ithaca, so I need good insulation.
2 years ago
cob
Thank you Joseph,
oh good that was what I was thinking.. as long as it is graded properly that should work?
3 years ago