UnderGround Forums
 

SurvivalGround >> Anyone Built With Cob (Clay/Sand/Hay) ???


1/29/12 3:52 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
OneScoup
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 4/18/02
Posts: 19946
 
I see there are a gazillion YouTube vids of people building ovens and even full blown houses out of Cob. I was curious to try an oven to start.

I'm told cob is water resistant so I wonder if I can build my Square Foot Gardens (SFG) out of cob?

Part of the benefit of SFG is warmer soil and cob is known for insulation/passive solar properties. Not sure how a SFG would work. I could try doing all but the south facing side in Cob, then go less insulating material on sunny side?
1/29/12 9:22 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
OneScoup
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 4/18/02
Posts: 19958
Interesting, I'm getting conflicting info on water resistance, but a lot of times these types of things are overstated, hence asking for anyone with experience.

I see people are building ovens out of it without roofs. Are you saying an oven would slowly dissolve in the rain?
1/29/12 9:41 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
ashleigh11
32 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 1/20/03
Posts: 2117
blue please...

http://por-img.cimcontent.net/api/assets/bin-200807/18bedcfee6e79fac0c0990a0cb3e8a27.jpg







j/k
1/29/12 11:05 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
OneScoup
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 4/18/02
Posts: 19967
Damn, thanks for all the info.
1/29/12 11:24 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
ashleigh11
32 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 01/29/12 11:28 PM
Member Since: 1/20/03
Posts: 2118
how's baby and mother doing ashleigh?


baby is huge. michael is 8 weeks old and pushing 15 pounds and wearing 3-6 month clothing. between he and his brother dylan i'm hoping for a pro ball player. can you say "signing bonus"?

mom is doing great, but that's to be expected. she has me :)

Reply Post

You must log in to post a reply. Click here to login.