“The Hand-Sculpted House” is theoretical and philosophical, but intensely practical. You will get all the how-to information to undertake an earth and straw building project, and learn why cob cottages are the ultimate expression of ecological design.
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How do you know when you have added enough straw and your mix is done? As you add straw, you should be able to feel the consistency of the mix changing under your feet. Suddenly it will reach a point where it feels like a tough, cohesive substance rather than like loose mud.
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