The Cobber’s Companion: How to Build Your Own Earthen Home

The Cobber's Companion: How to Build Your Own Earthen HomeAuthor(s): Michael G. Smith

Publisher: The Cob Cottage Company

Paperback: 136 pages

ISBN-10: 0966373804

ISBN-13: 978-0966373806

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Rather than taking a recipe-book approach, The Cobber’s Companion explains the theory of cob construction so that you can design your own beautiful, inexpensive, earth-friendly home and make informed decisions at every step of the building process, from foundation to roof. Also includes natural plasters and earthen floors. 120 information packed pages include over 100 illustrations and many references. This book provides step-by-step guidelines for building a simple cob building; from finding, selecting, and testing materials to wall building, foundations, windows, doors, roofs, floors, plasters and finishes. This is as a basic text designed to help readers regardless of their experience understand the materials well enough to answer their own questions and make good design decisions.

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