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.


norm said...

Looks like your making real progress. I like the round shape.

ziggy said...

Hey Mark:

ziggy from the NBCO here.... wow, great to finally see your home! Impressive undertaking! The shape is very UFO-y... keep well down there.

- ziggy