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Building with Cob: Post-Collapse Solution for Shelter

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HOW TO | The Great Northern Prepper This post was done by a Forum member Alaska Rose, who is a wealth of knowledge of wilderness and homesteading skills. Learn more from her and others on our FORUM This picture shows the most common way to cut the hide for skinning a game animal. The dotted lines around the legs and neck are the usual cuts for removing the head and lower legs. If you do not wish to keep the skin, you may want to just cut any way you can to get it off the animal the quickest way possible. The reasons behind this could be simple, just wanting to get the job done and you are by yourself and it is getting dark and you just know the crackling brush is a large bear coming to check out the smell of blood. This picture shows the easiest way to gut a very large animal without being up to your armpits in the body cavity cutting blind, trying to get everything inside to the outside without cutting yourself or a gut. This is geared more toward moose, but works fine for elk or deer, also. Like this: Like Loading...

Top 10 Most Influential Cob Builders | This Cob House It’s time to take a look into the world of natural building by looking at some of the most influential cob builders. You might have heard of some of these people before as they’ve demonstrated their craft and expertise in the field. Many of them you might just be hearing about for the first time. Without further ado, here is my top 10 list of the most influential people in cob building. 1. Ianto Evans Ianto is the director of the North American School of Natural Building and master teacher and builder at the Cob Cottage Company in Coquille, Oregon. Laughing House at the Cob Cottage Company, Coquille, Oregon 2. Mike followed through the apprentice program at the Cob Cottage Company in 2008. Chapel Hill, North Carolina 3. Greg was born and raised in Syracuse, NY, and studied design at Syracuse University. Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute, North Carolina (photo courtesy of 4. Cobgobatron 5. 6.

Electric Camper: Tiny Geometric House on Wheels Not only is this highly unusual-looking vehicle a hand-made camper – it runs on electricity. Built from plywood, fiberglass, epoxy resin, bicycle parts and an electric motor, ‘Golden Gate’ by San Francisco artist Jay Nelson is reminiscent of all of those amazing hand-crafted house trucks from the 1970s, but with a very modern power source. The tiny camper measures just 96″x54″x64″, making it just large enough inside to lay down on the bed platform. By day, that platform also serves as the driver’s seat. There are no conventional gas and brake pedals here – the driver uses controls on the steering wheel to operate the vehicle. The Golden Gate is better equipped than you might expect, with a sink, stove, cooler, storage compartments and even a toilet. While its top speed of 20mph and lack of headlights doesn’t exactly make it ideal for traveling long distances, it’s easy to envision owning a tiny house like this for use as a swanky home base for camping.

Animated Knots by Grog | How to Tie Knots | Fishing, Boating, Climbing, Scouting, Search and Rescue, Household, Decorative, Rope Care, This Cob House | Blog Hi everyone, I just recently got back from a 7-week intensive Natural Building course out in Oregon learning some of the newest, cutting edge techniques in the Natural Building realm. As some of you may know, I’m taking my business to the next level by offering design and build services to people who are interested in having their own cob and natural buildings constructed. I… Continue reading A building needs a strong foundation to rest upon. Last year I was contacted by OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corporation) to design a cob hotel for their humanitarian efforts overseas. It’s time to take a look into the world of natural building by looking at some of the most influential cob builders. I was recently interviewed by James Ru for his new book Perma Artist which is a compilation of conversations with eco-artists, land artists, and artists concerned about the environment. 1. The word “cob” is derived from the UK where… Continue reading Cob is a mixture of clay, sand, straw, and water.

Sol Duc Cabin Project Details Built for a client who fly-fishes for steelhead on the Olympic Peninsula, this steel-clad 350 sf cabin on stilts can be completely shuttered when the owner is away. The cabin’s rugged patina and raw materiality respond to the surrounding wilderness while its verticality provides a safe haven during occasional floods from the nearby river. The overall design responds to the owner’s desire for a compact, low-maintenance, virtually indestructible building to house himself and his wife during fishing expeditions. Composed of two levels, the cabin’s entry, dining and kitchen areas are located on the lower floor while a sleeping loft with minimal shelving hovers above. Constructed primarily of unfinished, mild steel and structural insulated panels (SIPs), the cabin is supported by four steel columns and sits lightly on the site. The sleeping loft is the result of innovative materials salvaging and construction.

Wilderness Survival: Free info covering all aspects of survival. Cob Building Basics: DIY House Of Earth & Straw Related Content Earth Building in Thailand I had heard there are thousands of new earthen houses in Thailand. In early 1999, a young woman from Florida happened across an article online about the recent revival of an ancient British method for sculpting dirt houses. After returning to Florida, she and some friends used the techniques she had learned to build a small pottery shed in her parents’ backyard. Cob-Building Origins Cob building gets its name from the Old English term for “lump,” which refers to the lumps of clay-rich soil that were mixed with straw and then stomped into place to create monolithic earthen walls. Building with earth has a long and successful history. In the U.K., tens of thousands of cob buildings are still lived in, some of them more than 500 years old. However, with the industrial age came factories and cheap transportation in the West, making brick, milled wood, cement and steel readily available. Modern Cob Buildings Oregon Cob-Building Method Cob Pros and Cons