Holly farm barn is rebuilt woooo

At cobcourses.com jim and I love nothing better than restoring an ancient cob house or barn. Its a beautiful connection to all our history and endlessly fascinating. The different cob mixes we find that have clearly worked over hundreds of years. Combined with a total miss mash of different methods, endlessly modified and erroded and rebuilt and mixed with modern materials.

We continue to learn after nearly 18 years new methods and incredible cob walls that teach us so many of their secrets .
we reused the fallen down cob and upgraded it with more gravel to add compressive strength, and of course more straw.

just a few months now to wait until we can render it in lime.

Before we started the rebuild.

Inside with ancient old thatch intact
The north wall

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