Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Build - Wk 23

Monday evening saw all the bales in place and the rest of the week was spent compressing, beating the straw..., trimming (with a chainsaw and whipper snipper) and wedging straw into little gaps all around the house.  Fine aviary wire was set into the door frames and window frames to allow the curved shape that strawbale houses are known for and you guessed it, more straw was wedged into these gaps.  Two days were spend glueing on little squares of cement sheeting above and below the straw all around the house and wire was then attached to that.  This is a key for the render to attach to.

Mark, our latest recruit, started to attached a cob mix to the windows to create a good key for later render.

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