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Craig K
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One Month In
It has been six weeks since move in and I have been able to spend some quality time in the cob cottage recovering from the final pushes needed for move in. Although there is still finish work to be completed I have been spending most of my time just enjoyin...

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Moving Into A Cob House
I have moved into the tiny cob cottage. So far I have lived in it for ten days and nights. This is the office / dining area. The building has been very comfortable so far. The quality of sleep in the loft is remarkable. Here is the hang out space. Some benc...

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Plaster, Finishing, Electric
It has been a while since the last post. Things inside have changed! First there was a finish coat of plaster. My friend Georgie had recommended the book Clay Culture: Plasters, Paints, Preservation by Carole Crews...which is now my second favorite book of ...

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Base Plaster, Part One
Plastering of the interior has begun. This base layer of plaster is an earthen mix of clay and sand.   The base layer of plaster helps fill in any irregularities in the walls. In this photo notice the weathering of the wall in the lower right. This was done...

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Floor
The floor is now complete and has it ever transformed the house. It is made of recycled flagstone and some purchased flagstone. It took about eight days for me to install it. Next time I think I could do it in half the time. I didn't really know how it was ...

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Loft
There isn't a lot of commentary for this post but enjoy the pictures of the newly installed loft area. At 7' by 7' it is very spacious. There is also an adjoining shelf and storage area.

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Ceiling - Part Two
The ceiling has been completed.  It really brightened up the cottage. Now work shifts back down to floor level where the floor will be installed next. In preparation it received a final layer of gravel. In the meantime here is a preview of the post that is ...

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Ceiling - Part One
The ceiling is ready to be finished. A radiant barrier was added. It's not very natural but energy efficiency is the whole purpose of this cottage. The insulation is cotton. Recycled denim. It was a joy to work with. More to come...

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Closed In
The cottage is now closed in thanks to a new door.   The door was assembled over one and a half days.   The door was filled with a layer of poly-iso foam insulation.     And it was installed just in time. The first freezing temperatures of the season will b...

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Windows
All of the six windows have been installed.   Surprisingly the installation went according to plan with just a couple of minor deviations. The frames were built and installed in the building last year and had to wait a long time to receive their windows. Ab...
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