20140502 - Scafolding - 0205

The walls are getting quite high now, so high that a fall is no longer comical, so we decided a cheap solution was a confidence boosting banister. Scaffolding would have been overkill as the walls are 40cm wide.

Ahora las paredes se están poniendo altas, tan altas que una caída ya no seria chiste, así que se nos ocurrió una solución barata que fue una baranda para impulsar la confianza. Andamios habría sido una exageración ya que las paredes son de 40 cm de ancho.

May 2, 2014 Earthbags, Other

March 26, 2014 Other

20140317 - Sunken Seating Area - 03

Instead of a traditional buttress we decided to spiral this wall down into the ground, steps will lead to a sunken seating area next to the fire.

En lugar de un contrafuerte tradicional decidimos hacer esta pared en espiral hacia abajo hasta el suelo, escaleras darán lugar a una zona de estar al lado del fuego.

March 17, 2014 Earthbags, Other

20140313 - More Walls - 04

But now with Speakers.

March 13, 2014 Earthbags


A double helix bottle wall starts to take shape, and our second roll of bags arrive, blue! We decided to make the first two levels of blue bags with a stabalised earth mix sandwiching some bits of wood with nails in, (see the last photo). The nails hook into the bags like velcro giving us solid wooden connection points to attach furniture, pictures, etc in future. We also drove large rebar stakes down into the walls to give some extra strength.

February 21, 2014 Earthbags

January 24, 2014 Earthbags

December 21, 2013 Other

20131210 - Slippy Slide

Christmas was preceded by a 5 year reunion at the farm, we celebrated by building a slippy slide.

December 15, 2013 Earthbags, Other


And a little help from James’ kite

November 20, 2013 Earthbags, Other

20131105 - First Layer of Bags

The first 2 layers of earthbags are laid, a constant ring of stabalised earth – to prevent any water absorption from damaging the wall – on top of a black plastic vapor barrier. These two layers don’t include openings for doors and will be below floor level. The following levels of bags will contain just earth.

November 7, 2013 Earthbags

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