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Thursday, February 5, 2009

mud, cob, clay

yes, i still want a vardo. and i have some interesting plans toward that end [i'm actually making it smaller than it has to be to see how creative i can get!]

but while moving is good, there's also the fun and exciting option of having 2 homes - one that moves and a place to park it.

here in the deep south there's a mighty quantity of kudzu.
i haven't yet figured out how to put kudzu into a mobile house, except maybe as insulation [but i still think denim lint is a better choice, will need more stats on that]
but i know how to use it as a structural fiber in a cob or adobe building. cob really, since cob with more clay is better suited to a humid environment that adobe.

this spring and summer i think i will use the backyard here to experiment with drying and treating kudzu to use as an embedded fiber.

and possibly make a wreath. that's always fun