why rising earth?

The title of this blog draws from my time as an apprentice at the Cob Cottage Company in costal Oregon. If you spend time with natural building folk, you'll eventually find yourself around a fire, sing silly songs about cob and natural building. Folks usually refer to these oftentimes improvised tunes as "cobsongs". I often sang..."There is a house in old coquille, they call the rising earth, it's been the work of many hands, and you know what that's worth..."

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Short update

Here are a few photos I took today, starting with Greg working on the kitchen backsplash. Check out the cabinets that Jeremy made!

The doorway to the kitchen is an earthen arch. We'll be doing the interior finish plaster early next week. Things have been really changing lately.

The back of the house. You can see through the front door right now, but remember that early in the new year we'll be adding bedrooms, a living room, and a mudroom onto the front of the house.