Monday, September 17, 2012

Messy photo of our home, we just moved in!

Not a tiny home and not a large home.  This room includes the kitchen, dining room, living room, den and office.  Not in this photo are 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms and a walk in closet.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cob Kitchen in a small Oaxacan village. Work in Progress

My Crew, L-R, Manuel Cruz, Felipe, Mija, Juan Cruz, Leiber, Mike, Me (Marcos Grosman)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cob Kitchen. Yurt Roof. Work in PROGRESS

This is a 5.5 meter (18 feet) diameter wooden dome.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Cob Wall in a small oaxacan village

Lime Mortared Stone Foundation.
100% Cob and cordwood (hidden) wall.
2 feet Thick and 6 Feet High.
Baked Adobe Spanish Tiles.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Xoxocotlan, Oaxaca

This is the construction of a wall that will surround the yet to be built party hall. When roofed it will be rented out for small to medium size fiestas, this tall roof (separate from the Cob wall) will eventually cover 50% of the land. 

so far there is 60 meters (180 feet) of tire wall, 100 used tires per layer, 4 layers. Tires are filled from onsite dirt/rubble. The Cob on top of the tires are starting at a 50 cm thickness and is tapering upward. I have bought 7 dump trucks, 12 m3, of local clay/dirt soil so far and plan on using 2 more at least. Mixed with local wheat straw, 30 bales so far!