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..."

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Allen's house

Here are a few photos of the Allen's house so far, and It's looking really good. The kitchen is especially bright, sunny, and cheerful. They're spending a few weeks trying it out this winter, before we begin the addition. There are a few details missing yet, like the finish floor for example, and the mirror above the bathroom sink.