Doesn't make sense to me to try for a cob structure as most codes care about outside dimensions, so the wall thickness comes out of your living space... Plus, wrong season to be building one anyhow.
Actually Dillon, it is interior sq footage... your walls can be however thick you want them. Checked with the D. of North Cow already. Looks like some natural builders have already paved the way for us (Thank you!)
Loft is pretty much essential... there is no way I could cram a bed and a rocket stove below. Good idea on the cantilevered windows!
Log cabin was discussed, but neither of us wanted to be chasing drafts if our chinking was shit.
My farm partner and I have started drawing up plans for the cabin on sketchup, we are looking at a combo of timber frame and slip straw for ease of doing.
No we will not be starting building in the wet season. We may start on the timber frame and have that going before spring however.
Dillon, feel free to message me your contact info. I will keep you posted on our work party. We will be roasting a pig (hope you are not vegetarian)
- PS we worked at the same farm.... but that is not where I am now.
Thank you for the suggestion of appeasing the spirits.. I do not feel any malcontent vibes from this place at all, but I will make an offering of peace!