Wednesday, December 10, 2008

How We Make Cob (part three)

We let the Clay and Gravel marinate overnight in water. We then added some straw this afternoon:

Followed by some vigorous stomping:

More straw:

More stomping.

We got this batch a little too wet. So we will wait a bit for the water content to reduce itself in the sun, before applying it to the wall.

But that is pretty much it. Clay, Gravel, Straw and Water (the Greek Elements of Natural Construction) and lots of stomping. A child can do it. Well, in our case, the children in the household have done it.

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