Our future goat's house (COB-Bioconstruction)

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Our future goat's house (COB-Bioconstruction)

Post: #285230 Mika
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:22 am

Hello everybody, this will be my first post :cheers:
I thought it would be cool to share with you our endeavours and development of a goat's cobhouse.
We organised a workshop to build the foundations and the first 1 meter of adobe construction. A friend of ours who is architect have designed the whole thing with the collaboration of our own ideas and inspiration.
Here are some photos for you to see (in my blog below). We still need to finish the roof (a green roof) and I guess that it will still take some time for us to finish this project as we are very busy bees, but we are on our way ;)

https://biosfera2030.wordpress.com/2015 ... e-trabajo/
https://biosfera2030.wordpress.com/2015 ... -banqueta/
https://biosfera2030.wordpress.com/2015 ... -de-adobe/
https://biosfera2030.wordpress.com/2015 ... entre-dos/

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Post: #285237 diggernotdreamer
Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:37 pm

I keep thinking about cob building, we seem to have a huge hill of mud here from a project the Wizard I live with has started, I reckon we could build a housing estate with what we have here, but a small project like yours would be an idea, I was wondering if you would make a root store or something, we also have loads of stone and I noticed you were incorporating wood and stone into your building. Thanks for sharing

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Post: #285253 doofaloofa
Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:11 pm

it looks great Mika

The first two links would not load for me

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Post: #285257 Mika
Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:00 pm

Doofaloofa, if you search by "M0", "M1" and "M2" in my blog's search button you will find the articles :)
Diggernotdreamer, what do you mean by a "root store"? You mean some kind of shed to keep/store roots?

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Post: #285258 Green Aura
Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:05 pm

Yes, Mika, it's used as a cool store for keeping root vegetables and some other fruit and veg to eat through the winter.
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Post: #285259 Mika
Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:06 pm

Instead of using cement for the foundations we used lime, I don't know the english name for it, it's natural lime. You just mix it with water, it's corrossive so use gloves when you build you wall. Cob constructions are very easy to do, if you are interested in building something, I can help you a bit, I wasn't the tutor of the course, but as organizer of the event I learned a lot in our workshop :) Adobe or cob is made with a mix of clay earth, sand, straw and water. You have to find the right amounts of each ingredient to do a good mix, but when you found it, that's it, that will be always the same measures for the same clay. If your earth is clayish, you will have to add more sand than if your earth has more sand in it already. Some earth don't even need straw, but straw is for flexibility of the construction.

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Post: #285260 Mika
Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:08 pm

Thank you Green Aura, I thought it was that :)
I read an article from Bill Mollison (Most famous permaculture teacher!) where he explained a way to keep food and livestock underground, in a terraced area. Will look if I find the article...

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Post: #285261 Mika
Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:12 pm

Oh no! It was a construction inspired by Sepp Holzer, not Bill Mollisson, hahaha
Here is the link , I think you might like it
http://permies.com/t/1443/natural-build ... oot-cellar


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