Finishing the first floor layer and starting to earthen plaster

Finishing the First Floor Layer We worked long days during the first few weeks of December to finish the base layer of earthen floor, room by room. After pouring the first three rooms, we ran out of screened clay. From that point on, one person would screen clay while the other made the floor mix. … Continue reading Finishing the first floor layer and starting to earthen plaster

Attic Insulation and Roof Sheathing

Installing the attic insulation and roof sheathing went much faster than I had anticipated.  The quick pace has proven to be quite auspicious, as the typical summer monsoon storm systems begin to play out in southwestern New Mexico. Nick, an owner-builder pal of mine, helped me put up the insulation and sheathing over the course … Continue reading Attic Insulation and Roof Sheathing