So heres an update of whats been happening over the last few weeks, I've been building almost everyday and it's coming along.
|The stem wall is complete, it is high enough all the way around to protect the bottom of the cob walls|
|A friend helping to weld some spare poles together to make a frame for a compost toilet area and a shower area, for camping on the plot during building|
|putting up the frame for the compost toilet, we followed a very basic bucket design for the toilet. Everything is collected in the bin and covered with saw dust, once it is full this is emptied into a compost pile and left for 1 year once it is full.|
|The shower area, where we can hang a solar shower bag in the tree above and catch the run off in a tub below|
|I made a small fire pit with some clay for our campsite|
|My husband has been spending his spare time organising the shed, makes a huge difference!|
The top of the stem wall is not flat this helps the cob to grip
Yeahhy, cobbing has begun, it's great to take off my boots and to be stomping around bare foot!!
Friends are starting to come and see what cobbing is all about
My son also wanted to help out
I have been covering the cob to slow down the drying as it is getting very hot
So I am happily cobbing away now, it's alot of hardwork but great fun!!