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The Cob Builders Handbook by Becky Bee you can hand-sculpt your own home. Cob (an old English word for lump) is old-fashioned concrete, made out of a mixture of clay, sand, and straw. Becky Bee's manual is a friendly guide to making your own earth structure, with chapters on design, foundations, floors, windows and doors, finishes, and of course, making glorious cob. "I believe that building with cob is a way to recreate community and experience the joy of working together while taking back the right to build our own homes and look after our Mother Earth." She loves doing something that makes sense in a world where lots of things don't. Becky Bee has built natural structures in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Central America, and Samoa. Her company Groundworks, has been at the forefront of the cob revival: building, teaching workshops, and hosting natural building symposiums. Chapters are;
Introduction
Designing your home sweet home
Choosing your site
Gathering materials
Drainage
The foundation
Floors
Cob glorious cob
Windows and doors
Roofs
Plaster(render)
Finishing touches

Softcover, 174 pages, 215mm x 280mm, b&w drawings, brand new. Check out my other listings for more books Im happy to combine postage where possible. Pickup is at Seddon. Please click here to ask a question
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  • Seller location: Blenheim, Marlborough, NZ

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