Comment: Cob seems cheap until you actually start

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Cob seems cheap until you actually start

Then you realize that plywood is waaaay cheaper and easier. Cob is super-cool but it requires PILES of clay and sand and lots and lots of straw. Then it takes forever to dry and flops around if you get too ambitious one day and build for more than 3 hours. I recently saw a plan for a huge cob house locally become a cob snowball stand when reality set in.
One thing I have learned for sure without a doubt, urban hippies really have no clue what they are talking about most of the time. My favorite was the guy who said straw is a useless byproduct of farming that farmers can't figure out anything to do with. Well, it probably sounds nice at the coffee shop.