Hello Readers! A lot has happened in the year since our last post. Let's take a look at some of the projects we completed between August 2021 and August 2022... Finishing the earthen floors Not much compares to the beauty and feel of an earthen floor, but installing earthen floors throughout an entire house requires … Continue reading finishing earthen Floors, Solar power, and final inspections!
The second part of our final plaster coat process and our first attempts at our 2nd coat of our poured earth floor
I've been hesitant to describe our plastering process up until now, as I still consider myself to be a bit of a plastering novice. It's also really hard to take accurate photos of plaster, especially without interior lighting! We have essentially been learning as we go, making adjustments to our techniques and process as we … Continue reading Natural Earthen Plaster, with Aliz (Clay Paint) – Part 1
Working two days a week, it took from January 15th until April 10th to complete the base coat of earthen plaster on the interior of the house. It was a long and, for the most part, enjoyable process. Not all of our work days were actually spent plastering, as some were devoted to preparing the … Continue reading Plastering and Hanging Drywall
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
Now that our work on the roof has concluded, we turn our attention to tasks inside the house. This is a welcome change, as the weather has gotten colder and wetter recently. It's also nice to finally be spending more time inside the house, since we've predominantly worked on it from the outside over the … Continue reading Frame walls, doors, and earthen floors