Welcome to the forum.
I've been working on a cob project since Christmas, it's fun but takes a lot longer than you think !
Fill in your profile to let us know roughly where you are. Do you have any land to build your house on yet and why did you choose cob ?
Hi HardworkingHippie. Pleased to 'meet' you. I've been delving into your blog and love everything I see & read there. I'm in awe with how you have the time for all that it is you do!!
I wish I could say I'm in France yet, but we're not quite there yet. At the moment we live in Ireland and before we can make the move to France we have to sell our house in Holland (I'm dutch) (it's a long story...).
However that turns out we won't have a great deal of money and that's where the cob comes in (amongst other reasons). I'm also investigating earth ships and all sorts of other eco homes, but there's just something about the cob... From the first moment I got acquainted with it I 'fell in love...'. I've always loved making something out of 'nothing' and the possibilities with cob seem endless. Don't know how well it'll agree with the French building codes etc though...
I was hoping you could share your experiences with 'the system' with me. I read on your blog that it took you quite some time before it all got sorted.
Hope to hear back from you and I'll definitely fill out my profile. (I've never actually posted anything on a forum before...