Cobbing my cottage

Friday, 8 June 2012

In Finland. The time has come, finally, for me to start work. And it has started. These were my plans. My sketches, my ideas:

This is the reality, the now, working on these ideas:

The weather has been good, hardly any rain, mild, mostly sunny - mosquitos and midges are the only nuisance. And my failing muscles, but I am expecting some improvement on that front over the summer.
I have felt guilty for not being able to write this blog on a daily basis, but there are so many things to think about, so many things to do, that in the end of the day, writing a piece of anything is the last thing on my mind. However, I shall try. Because it's good for me. It's good to think, reflect, take a step back, find a perspective.

Next week I will return to London for two weeks and immerse myself in my art once again. I miss my life in London, even though I thoroughly enjoy my time in the forest. But as I already knew, my heart is in two places, maybe, my heart has no particular place, it is a traveller by heart. I suspect many of us have a similar dilemma, challenge or a blessing, however one wants to see it.

I am so very grateful to my parents and my family and everyone who is helping and supporting me with this project - it is my dream but it is not a dream I can achieve on my own. Some days, I admit I cannot see the cottage in my mind's eye and wonder what the hell am I doing here. But most days, I can see it - and feel it. I am getting there.... it is a journey after all. I shall be back here soon, very soon....... :)


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  2. Hi! I found your blog by accident through Natural Homes almost a year ago. I have patiently waited for your project to start, so that I can follow your successful doings :)
    I am from winter-lands myself and therefore it's interesting to watch and read how cob-cottages are built to survive in this kind of climate.
    I hope everything goes well for you!
    Follower from Estonia.

  3. Thank you for your interest - I started with the idea of building a cob cottage, but changed it to partial strawbale structure, because of the cold climate, even though this cottage is only for seasonal use and the insulation aspect is not crucial. I am also building a part of the wall with cordwood cob, to test and experiment building with as many materials as possible, so that one day I can build a bigger house with my preferred material. I will update the blog shortly with many pictures. :)

  4. Thanks for sharing, nice post!

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