Well, after 7 months of mixing clay slip with screenings from the nearby rock quarry and pouring the mixture into sandbags left over from Hurricane Sandy, our bag-filling days are finally over!
Yes, the earthbag walls—at least the earthbag part of them—are finished. Now we are covering them in papercrete and chicken wire and more papercrete, and will eventually (next year sometime) finish them off with lime plaster.
This short (under 3 minutes) video shows our progress this year since we came back in August, up to the point when the last bag was placed on the wall and tamped into place. The wood frame you see on the top of the walls is what we will attach the roof trusses to. You’ll see the progress from three different angles. Enjoy!
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