I'm so excited! Ginny from North Carolina will be arriving on Monday evening for a 9 week apprenticeship.
My mother just finished another lovely visit with us and helped put the finishing touches on the Guest Tent for Ginny's impending arrival.
Today, the new front door with metal frame and 113 lb piece of 1/4" metal to cover the fire pit of the Korean under floor heating system for the Main House will arrive. We'll be ready to go full steam ahead on building the floor and starting the foundation so that the first workshop in July will have unlimited cobbing and plastering opportunities!
The Guest House is currently about half complete.
The stretch of warm dry weather earlier in May allowed 3 windows to be installed and the walls that were built during the winter to be completely dried.
This first photo shows the south side of the Guest House. The windows are placed strategically to reach the ceiling, thus avoiding the need of lintels. A small amount of cob will be used to seal between the window and ceiling since these windows have frames. In terms of heating efficiency design, the Guest House is only 96 sq ft with a wood stove; it will easily heat up in winter during the limited use it will see.
This next photo shows the view from the Garden. The floor to ceiling window will allow a breathtaking panorama of the Garden area from inside the Guest House. As you can see, the window is installed and one of the connecting walls isn't even fully built: cob is that strong!
Now imagine sleeping on the bed beside this window and waking to the sunrise over the Garden...ah, another gorgeous day in Paradise!
Our Cob Village
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