Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cob Sandbox in Oaxaca

 




The following 4 photos are of a Cob Sandbox I designed and built in a pre-school near downtown Oaxaca City.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Our Home in Oaxaca












Above:  This will be our future home.  The walls will be Cob or also called a "pile of mud".  This pile of mud is an engineered mix of very strong straw, sand and local clay/dirt.  The clay content is around 25% of wall volume.  The rock wall is made from local rocks on the land and also "urbanite", which is recycled concrete.

May 21, 2010
Week 9 into Cobbing

the tire work, groundwork, foundation, urbanite and local rock stem wall, all took place over the last two years or so.