Cob, a structural composite of earth, water, straw, clay, and sand, has been used for centuries, in virtually all parts of the world, to create homes ranging from mud huts in Africa to lavish adobe haciendas in Latin America. This practical and inspiring hands-on guide teaches anyone to build a cob dwelling.A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage Ianto Evans, Linda Smiley, Michael G. Smith ... overheating in the summer, so face them north or northeast, or figure out how to shade them when necessary (see diagram, page 87). ... Covered porches or loggias afford good rain protection for the walls they enclose, but require careful waterproofing if the porch roof grows out from a cob wall.
|Title||:||The Hand-sculpted House|
|Author||:||Ianto Evans, Linda Smiley, Michael G. Smith|
|Publisher||:||Chelsea Green Publishing - 2002|