Standing just outside the bathroom door, from basically the same vantage as the preceding couple shots, but looking up at the loft railing and ceiling. The railing is made of saplings that had to be removed from the back yard to make room for the addition.
On this side, the upper part of the cob wall is a railing for the loft over the bathroom. My wife (before I knew her) worked on this wall from just-about-the-beginning to the end-except-for-plastering. Bambi Tran's crew finished it up while she (my wife, not Bambi) was at Build Here Now '99 in New Mexico... where, as it happened, she and I started hanging out together.
Ed Raduazo volunteered a lot of early help on this wall while my wife was returning from yet another cob project - in Argentina. Later, he contributed some pieces of a lightning-killed cedar from beside his house, which ended up as shelves and those "portholes" along the top of the wall.
For most of the construction, though, my wife was the only one working on it who knew anything about cob (or English; ironically, most of the workers were Spanish-speaking, while the building in Argentina had been built mostly by English-speaking people).
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