Yuri Petusko

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Perfect. Thanks Carlos, will contact you this evening.
5 years ago

Robert Alcock wrote:Hi Yuri

Where in Spain are you looking to buy land?

Check out our website for info about our cob building project in Cantabria.

Best of luck

Robert
http://abrazohouse.org



I did see it, I even emailed you using your website contact form asking for some volunteering work What's the closest possibility to come over for some volunteering in 2015? It's a good chance to ask for questions

Thanks,
Yuri
5 years ago
Looking for people with successful stories in purchasing land and getting planning permission for natural buildings in Spain, or Natural architects who know how it works in Spain.
Also looking for natural building architects who I can speak with and maybe get paid consultancy and eventually pay for planning and help with Spanish authorities when purchasing a land.

Also looking for just general advices and tips

Thank you,
Yuri
5 years ago
Non alcoholic: Kombucha
Alcoholic: Mead (unfortunately non-homemade yet, http://www.lancashiremeadcompany.co.uk/mead/)
5 years ago
Thanks a lot Jay,

So what are you saying is that it is much easier to get planning permit for cob infill in timber frame, than usual cob building?

By the way, eventually we decided to move to Spain rather than building in UK. Spain is cheaper and warmer!
5 years ago
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Burra Maluca wrote:If you're building in the UK, the problem won't be the money to build, but the permission to build. I don't know the laws in Spain so can't comment on that.



Is that so? There are a lot of historic cob houses in Devon and Cornwall, wouldn't it make a difference?
I know how hard it is to get planning permit in UK in general, but does it make a difference if house is made of cob?
5 years ago
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Jay C. White Cloud wrote:Hi Yuri,
Cost is not even possible to judge at this point.



Thanks,

Ok, let me rephrase it. Is it possible to build a decent 2 bedroom cob house with no previous experience but a lot of enthusiasm for £50k?
5 years ago
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Thanks,

By "Infill systems with timber frame" do you mean something like that?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/smallape/sets/72157627258859306/page3/
5 years ago
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Hello All.

Brief introduction:

Me and my wife are lining in London UK. I work in IT. We are ready to get ourselves our own home. We are a lot into sustainability and conscious living as much as it is possible in a big city like London. We don't have any practical experience with permaculture gardening or cob building, but I will be attending couple of workshops and volunteering in 2015. We are still deciding whether to buy land in UK (Devon) as it's easier to get mortgage here, or buy land in Spain from our savings (and be mortgage free)

Please excuse me if any of the questions I am going to ask have been asked before, and sorry for any grammar mistakes, as although I lived in UK for a while now, English is not my native language so here goes:

Questions:

1: What is better suited for wet and cold UK climate, cob or straw bale?
2: I know every situation varies, and it's impossible to give a cost, but I need some rough beacon, even if it is very rough. Imagining we will be doing cob, 2 bedroom single storey house, mainly using friends and volunteers, but obviously hiring some contractors for some work, especially plumbing etc. What price are we looking at?

That's all for now, I might have more later though thanks for reading.
5 years ago
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