I got reminded of this style of building a couple years ago, when a
co-worker requested 3 weeks off from work, to go to these types of
workshops that demonstrated and/or taught this particular building
technique. However, the guy also signed up for a "rain harvesting"
class, which me and another guy made fun of him for that. Ha-ha! Who
needs to take a class on how to collect rainwater? LOL! Anyway, there
wasn't enough idiots to sign up for the rain harvesting class but the
cob building workshop most likely had a lot of participants.
Anyway, a short while after that, it got me to searching about old cob
buildings/cobb houses. I found them to be quite interesting and unique
in their own little archaic way. I like the idea of living off the land
without the use of synthetics and fabricated material. At any primitive
rate, I included a sample image for this post, in case you have
never seen a cob building before. Would I like to learn how? Would I
build my home out of this stuff? Uh, uh... Probably not, if I don't have
to. I'm spoiled by modern houses, I guess... Either way, when I was a
kid, I always enjoyed playing in the dirt, rocks and mud; cheers!
If you'd like to read more about this subject, go here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cob_(material)
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Source is provided in the link above.
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