Second Course, same as the first!
This is the lowest section of the foundation. We will step it up as we make our way around.
We rethought the earthen mortar idea and took good advice from Ianto Evans at The Cob Cottage Company (The Hand-sculpted House, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2002) and using 9 parts sand, 1 part Portland cement. We’d love to stay away from cement altogether, but neither of us has built a house before, so we’ll go with the novice approach.