Back Home- Course 2
Learn how to make Cob, Adobe, Wattle & Daub, Earth-bag, CSMB and other masonry walls. Step by step process explained with all ingredients & recipes.
Introduction to different natural Wall Systems
Natural building and its relation to traditional building methods
Cob & Rammed Cob
Cob – ingredients, mixing, doing cob, openings – doors and windows and old examples of houses. Sculptures in cob, Furniture and different methods of mixing cob.
Adobe & other masonry units
Different sizes of adobe, ingredients, making mix, casting adobe, drying and storage. Types of mortar and making mortar. Building the wall with adobe and similar masonry units like brick, stone & lime brick, without using cement. Doors and windows and other openings in adobe walls.
Wattle & Daub and Wattle & Cob
Frame work for weaving, different materials reeds & bamboo for weaving, types of weaving, openings and other elements in wattle wall – bottle, air gaps and fixed glass, ingredients & preparation of daub mix, application of daub, sculptures. Explaining old examples and different dimensions of contemporary designs which is possible in wattle and daub. Wattle and Cob and the advantages of combination of both methods.
Earth-Bag & Compressed stabilized earth block (CSMB)
ingredients and preparation of mixes, making earthbags, making wall using earthbags, openings in earthbag, making and drying of csmb, laying csmb.