The Guest House is almost Done!
Our first week long workshop of 2013 also brought the Guest House to near completion.
We almost finished the remaining two walls and we got both of the 16' rafters up and cobbed in.
Our next workshop will complete the walls, roof, and plaster the interior!
Here's the view of the Guest House from the Garden...note that the Garden Shed is underneath and the end of the Guest House closest to you is cantilevered over the Garden Shed.
Once every thing is done and dry, the few supporting posts will be removed and the Guests will sleep 6' off the ground suspended in air...not your usual Cob House!
Here's an action photo of the latest artist creating with our natural plaster and rock and shells...Thanks Claire!
And here's her creation during the first week long workshop of 2013...I love the design and it brings both function (for the tile shelf during baths) and beauty to the green/bath house.
Every shower brings joy...I can hardly wait for my daughter to gasp in delight when she sees it!
Half the tunnel completed...
This shot shows the first wall of the tunnel complete and the beginning of the top of the tunnel.
We're using reclaimed wire racks direct from the dump/landfill (as well as washing machine lids) to help keep the cob in place for the roof of the tunnel, which will eventually be buried by the cob floor. We'll fill both sides of the tunnel with gravel to level the floor for the workshops later this summer.
Blacki Black Black can already sense that this is going to be the coziest spot in the new house...he ain't moving!
Ondol tunnel rock foundation
This shot of the Ondol under floor heating system shows the rock foundation for the cob walls that will make the tunnel.
Meanwhile, the sun oven is magically cooking up a storm while Willy Willow looks for her ball...
Building the Ondol Floor
Our building site screamed Ondol (with a bit of a West Coast accent:) after it was finally fully hand excavated.
This photo shows what the terrain looked like before the heating tunnel was begun. We are looking down the natural rock opening that will guide us with the rock foundation and cob walls for the tunnel...which you'll see growing in the next photos...
Our Cob Village
We'll try to keep you updated on all the latest activity here at Lasqueti's Cob Village...