Our Cobwood Shed
|Our shed is made of cob, an ancient building material similar to adobe, consisting of clay-rich soil, sand, straw, and water. We mix this by foot on tarps and lay it up in small loaves. Round and split pieces of douglas fir are inlaid to take up space (cob is labor-intensive) and to give us somewhere to fasten counters and other heavy objects. The foundation is made of broken concrete slab ("urbanite") mortared together above a rubble trench. We'll be updating this site as things progress through the fall, winter, and spring.|
Click on the thumbnails below to see larger pictures.
|August 26, 2007|
|September 2, 2007|
|July 15, 2008 (pre-building bee)|
|July 20, 2008 (after building bee - thanks, everyone!)|
|July 28, 2008 (after second building bee - thanks again, everyone!)|
|August 16 (still more friends helping out!)|
|September 15 (slowly but surely)|
|Round window detail|
|October 1, 2008. Almost done with the walls!|
And please take a look at Our Cob Bench!