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Yes, it is possible. It's likely that it will need to be constructed from concrete to ensure the basement is capable of supporting the heavy cob structures of the house.
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What is 'COB'?

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What kind of sub floor do you put in a concrete basement floor?

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Why do people build houses without basements in California?

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Can you dig out a lower basement in a semi-detached house?

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How long after you blanch corn on the cob can you wait for it to cool before you put it in freezer bags?

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What are the building codes for putting wood in a basement?

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You just bought a house and know the basement is flooded can you sue?

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Is it possible to build a basement after the house is built?

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When did basements become part of houses?

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Where do you put light switches to control the light to your basement?

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Why do you put corn on the cob in cold water?

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Where are new zealands cob houses usually at?

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Do Indianapolis houses have basements?

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Can two houses share one basement?

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Can you put laminate flooring in your basement?

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How do you put stairs to your basement in Sims 3?

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How much and what kind of insulation should be put in a basement ceiling?

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Where is the basement located in most houses?

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How long does it take to put a bathroom in a basement?

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What is a cob?

The official definition of the word cob is "the central,cylindrical, woody part of the corn ear to which the grains, orkernels, are attached."

How do you make cob houses?

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