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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the wood badge in Natural Building.

For this BB, you will build a cob sun trap!


(source: Pinterest.com)

Minimum Requirements for the cob sun trap are:
      - Wall minimum length, 15 linear feet
      - Minimum height, 6 feet tall
      - Proportion of 1 thick to 6 tall
      - Include gravel drainage trench below foundation with drain to daylight
      - Include rock foundation at least 18 inches tall
      - Include arched passthrough, hang a door or gate
      - Include sculpted niches for flowerpots and/or tools
      - Include roofing to protect wall
      - Include sitting area and room for plantings/trees
      - Black plaster and weatherproof

To document completion of the BB, provide proof of the following:
     - gravel drainage trench
     - rock foundation (pre cob)
     - partway through the cob build
     - finished cob sun trap that meets the above requirements
 
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