I have a big project coming-up and I need to make a lot of cob, easily. What methods have we seen to make cob in bulk?
I know the ‘primitive’ / ‘tarp-method’ / ‘manpower only’ method. That works, and I’m glad to know it. It’s especially handy for community-building.
I have to make an adobe floor: 1,100-sq-ft x 6-inches deep. I’ll need an army of people doing the cob-dance to get that done before Winter sets-in.
The best method I’ve seen for mixing cob in bulk (so far) is using a Bobcat:
The second-best method I found is with a backhoe and a small skip:
I’ve used a Mason Mixer in the past too, and that worked fine for medium-sized batches. It’ll still be a lot of hard lifting work to make my floor.
What other methods have fellow cob-makers tried / discovered?