Permaculture Workshop

After finishing installing the straw bales last Friday, it seemed like perfect timing to take a few days away from the build site this week for the permaculture workshop. It not only gave us a chance to finally get all of the straw out of our hair, but it was also a good point to … Continue reading

Strawbale Day 1

An earthen floor

On Thursday we made a significant step in the process of building our home. Over the course of 8 hours we laid 4 inches of mud into the footprint of our building to serve as our floor. It was our first “material” departure from conventional building into the realm of natural and earthen building (though … Continue reading