I didn’t read most of these posts, but perhaps this can help.
This is what I’m doing as soon as I get my new land. Look up cob construction. Its free to cheap. You will still need to get something like rubber for the roof and make a natural roof or metal off of craigslist. I am doing a cob house until I build my underground house. There are ways to do both cheaply.
But in looking at cob construction, (I am about to insult people) don’t go crazy over the dumb people who think you need to make cob like they did for the past thousands of years. We are a modern society, so do it a modern way. I plan to use cement mixers (approx $250) and rent a backhoe or some other piece of equipment. I already have most of the wood free off of craigslist. so I plan to build this whole thing for a few thousand smackers . It has a much better insulation value then stick built and its healthier to live in. Also, I will stop bullets or at least slow them down depending on the cal.
Oh and you will need some lyme to mix for the outer coating which will water proof and bug proof the house. From what I have read, Cob will harden like concrete. There are free and pay for class’s on the web or ones that you can goto participate. Also from what I read, after the first 5-10 minutes, most are ready to build their own. Hope this helps.
Statistics: Posted by Whisper — Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:02 pm