Monthly Archives: March 2015

The construction continues

We’ve achieved many milestones in the last few months. With the dry season here, everything is drying out very fast. The floor boards shrunk. The cob walls cracked a little. We’ve had to shift focus from protection from rain & mold to protection from sun, heat, & the drying effects of the wind & lack of rain. What a world of extremes.

First Cob Layer Complete

Notable improvements recently:
1) Finishing the first (base) layer of cob on all walls

Kitchen corner

Cob Party! First Layer!
2) Building & installing a blue-glass-wine-bottle art piece / window in the bedroom wall upstairs

Ble-glass-wine-bottle Art Piece
3) Building & cobbing curved shelves/cubbies in the upstairs bedroom

Cob Shelves Frame

Curved Cob Shelves
4) Beginning the custom doors construction for the bathroom and backyard doors


Backyard Doors
6) Installing the bathroom toilet & connecting the septic system of the house

Toilet Installed Connecting to septic system


So now we have solid walls all around, functioning doors, storage upstairs, a great flsh toilet, and an awesome art piece upstairs!  Man it’s a lot of time & work to build with cob, but there is great satisfaction in knowing that our resources are almost all local & sustainable!

Now we begin to focus on preparing for the rainy season!