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:
What is better suited for wet and cold UK climate, cob or straw bale?
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.