House Update

We’ve been so busy building, I have not had the chance to update our progress on the blog. So here it is, a picture of where we are at right now.

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A quick look at how we got here.

First we made loads of earth bricks. Please see previous blog entry Muddy Brickers. 

We made a rubble trench foundation and stabilised earth stemwall. Also outlined in earlier entries.

Then, with the help of many volunteers, we laid our bricks with earthen mortar.  Gradually our walls grew.

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Then we set in our windows and doors using cob.

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We made sure to add some upcycled materials for aesthetics.

We went to work building the earthbag part of our structure.

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Local construction workers went to work on the roof, since we have only very basic carpentry skills.

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So that, very roughly, is the house update. Anyone wanting some more details on the process just post a question and we’ll get more information back to you.

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