Charles Todd Helton, Architect
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The Saldanha Residence tropical-exterior

The Saldanha Residence

This is a 3,400 square foot stucco residence, designed with the Eastern-Indian Vedic design principles in mind. It is a compound plan, encompassing the house, garage and various courtyards.

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burggie wrote:
Do you have any experience with cobbs houses? - We would like to build a small house in Nicaragua and we are interested in information about alternative building materials. Can you give us some ideas.
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Charles Todd Helton, Architect
Hello Burggie,
Do you mean a Cob House, which uses clay, sand and straw to make the walls? I know how that is done. You can also use bales of hay, rammed earth, styrofoam blocks or reclaimed materials (plus many other methods). Google each one to learn more.
I hope this helps a little.
Charles Todd Helton, Architect
April 18, 2012 at 7:11AM   
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