Walls Make Rooms

Yesterday we returned to work after a week-long Spring break and picked up right where we left off – defining the interior spaces of our house. The week before break we were busy surfacing our interior walls. We primarily used drywall since we were able to salvage a lot from the trash pile at another … Continue reading

The First Coat of Plaster

It is amazing how many things you can do with a bit of mud and straw. Sturdy, sculptured cob, well insulated light clay straw walls, tough earthen plasters, and beautiful finishes. Different ratios of materials, different applications, but the same basic ingredients.  It’s hardly alchemy, either, being only slightly more highly evolved than the mud … Continue reading