I have officially moved into my cob house! On July 11, I carted my possessions from my grain bin apartment to my new home. I set my books upon the cob shelves, moved in a set of shelves and a (pretty crappo) desk, threw some temporary air pads and sheets on the bed, and settled in.
It feels great to finally live in the building I have worked on for the past year, beginning on April 22, 2008. There’s a little more work to be done (mostly plastering the bed and bench, making thermal curtains, making a table, etc.), but I’m effectively “done”. I’m loving it so far and I’m sure I’ll learn more about cob building just living in this house and experiencing it throughout the seasons.
Anyway, expect more interior photos and musings in the near future… this blog is not done yet. There is still plenty to be written and shared. Specifically, look out for a post about installing a tractor tire skylight, and more earthen floor and plaster posts.
(p.s. About “GOBCOBATRON”: last year, when my lovely work exchangers Dan and Danielle were around, the name GOBCOBATRON came out of one of our many wacky conversations… Since then, it has sorta stuck and people have been using it. It’s pretty goofy, but there you have it.)