Robyn is looking to build a home with a cob. Find out what Jonno has designed for her.
I would like to build the home featured in your column of 10 January 2003. We own a campsite and this building is exactly what we’re looking for. (We plan to build six eventually.) I would, however, like some adjustments:
Can you help me? I’d like to build it by December.
Attic floor plan Floor Plan 45m2
After going back and forth a bit, I think we finally have it all worked out. As mentioned on the phone, there are excellent silicone additives that can be added to the plaster-cement mix for the outer wall rendering. This, together with the added colourant, will give a waterproofed surface that should last almost forever, while preserving the cob wall’s aesthetics. You said that you wanted the cottages to be rustic and earthy in appearance. Here is the envisaged rendition, which I’m sure will serve as a unique getaway.
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