One artistic touch I added was a tree sculpture (pictured) to the plane of my already made cob wall.
The roof can be set directly on top of the cob walls, as ours was, or on poles before the cob walls are built.
You can't simply paint your cob walls with paint from the hardware store; the painted layer will separate from the cob wall and peel off.
Thanks to the increased insulating abilities of bale-cob, a small wood stove, and a large amount of interior thermal mass in the form of cob walls and earthen floors, our home is cozy and warm in the winter, even in below zero weather.
The solution that has been arrived at is to park a mixer lorry on the lower Cob and pump the concrete up and over the Cob wall
and railway line," Mr Thomas said "The only safe and practical way to do this was to apply for a closure of the Cob road.
Alongside that there''s have custom designed venues for your imagination, education and enjoyment, featuring the best in Electronica, spoken word and visual alchemy, the permaculture Earth Spirit eco-haven with workshops in cob wall
building, veggie planting, and African drumming, the solar powered Green house with a focus on what matters, why it matters and how to be part of a movement that makes a change, the BogStock cottage, with its foot rubs and piano fiddle fusion, nestled next to Plant Magic, with their lotions, potions, tinctures and Witchey brews.
The building consists of a cluster of sheltered terraces and rooms with corrugated iron roofs and oak-boarded walls, enclosed by a traditional cob wall.
It is sustainable and includes cob walls made from sun-dried clay from a nearby building site, insulation made from recycled newspapers and internal joinery made from compressed recycled plastic bottle tops.
Heat comes from a wood-burning stove and thanks to the cob walls
the house is surprisingly well-insulated.
However, this is not applicable to cob walls
and some other traditional building types, and it's not permitted in conservation areas or for listed homes, in which case wall insulation would be more suitable.
I have to be careful not to drift off and start wittering on about Kentish cob walls
or Mundic blocks
The height of the recess was usually less in cob walls
than in others, with the arch springing from the base (see Walker & Ogden 1995).