Marius Geru
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Straw Bale home - hallway

Straw Bale home - hallway

Mike and Greg used chunks of urbanite and old bricks, and then gravel on top of that.  After some tamping the base is ready for the sub floor mix!  The mix they used for the sub floor was 4 parts sand to 1 1/4 parts clay slip, made from the local clay subsoil.

Mike and Greg used chunks of urbanite and old bricks, and then gravel on top of that. After some tamping the base is ready for the sub floor mix! The mix they used for the sub floor was 4 parts sand to 1 1/4 parts clay slip, made from the local clay subsoil.

18 months is a bit young, but I thought he did great job! (Although he always puts his plaster on the wrong side of his trowel..)

18 months is a bit young, but I thought he did great job! (Although he always puts his plaster on the wrong side of his trowel..)

Once again my mind returns to the differences there can be between natural building and conventional construction.  Is it the method itself?  Its slow and intimate, with each cob worked into the wall by hand, no barriers between clay and skin, a free flow of energy from body to earth.  Maybe its the relaxed atmosphere of the work site, no loud machinery, just conversation and laughter… or sometimes no voices at all, just the birds and the bugs and the wind.

Once again my mind returns to the differences there can be between natural building and conventional construction. Is it the method itself? Its slow and intimate, with each cob worked into the wall by hand, no barriers between clay and skin, a free flow of energy from body to earth. Maybe its the relaxed atmosphere of the work site, no loud machinery, just conversation and laughter… or sometimes no voices at all, just the birds and the bugs and the wind.

Tamped earthen subfloor

Tamped earthen subfloor

Creating new niches

Creating new niches

Cob walls are strong!

Cob walls are strong!

Another earthen floor

Another earthen floor

Cob Kitchen

Cob Kitchen

Cob breezeway

Cob breezeway