I’m Liz and this blog will share the story of my dream to build an offgrid home.
I’m interested in cob [in some countries it would be adobe; mud brick; rammed earth] building and also hybrids such as cob and strawbale. Not as interested in other forms but will be gathering information on all sorts of options including:
- Eco prefab
Back to cob.
Yup – dirt and straw and clay and water. Cob to the experts and Mud to everyone else.
It’s a mixture of materials that are local, sustainable and natural.
Cob allows you to create curves and shapes and really express imagination.
As with everything in my life – I will bring my head, heart and spirit to the whole building process.
I love beauty & design & sustainable living.
I want to create a home for my older age that will be offgrid and sustainable – and beautiful. I’m also learning about permaculture and biodynamic growing and companion planting. I’m not one to take on teeny weeny challenges – although I am a champion at lolling as well.
I had plans to build in 2007 but life changes and it looks like it’ll be a way down the line.
I still have heaps to learn.
And I love learning – which is handy as the learning curve for me to build anything is going to be HUGE.
I see tears, laughs, swearing, frustration, exhaustion and sheer joy ahead. That’s life really.
First I have to move from Ireland back to Australia in 2013 and then I’m going to search for land to buy or long term lease.