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..."

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Electronic cottage

I snapped this photo of Greg and Anatoly testing the internet and phone connection at Anatoly's cottage in Chapel Hill the other day. I felt I had to capture the juxtaposition of ancient cob and the very modern mac laptop and internet. Anatoly does computer programing and will use the cottage as an office as well as family get-away. A place of natural energy and magic in their suburban backyard, complete with rocket stove and internet connection!

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