Wednesday, January 28, 2009
A brief switch for the moment to update on the Earthbag house. We are very nearly finished, only the lack of sandbag material and the necessarry adobe plastering uncompleted. We have gone a bit slower the last few working days in order to allow the layers to set up properly before the next is applied. This is due to the longer drying time required for the additional lime and water that we have placed in the last few earth mixes. Figuring out the proper earth adobe plaster mix for the walls, placing the last few layers and having some local craftsmen make a natural top hat for over the roof is all that is left, anyone looking for a place to stay?