Day 9: Starting EArth Plaster…and continuing roof

22 03 2009

Well, the roof is not going to be finished for a few days. I still haven’t even gotten the metal panels for the roof yet! Hopefully that will happen soon since we need to protect the walls from heavy rains. My mom, dad, and brother came and helped again today, along with faithful Rick. My parents bought a nice gigantic tarp that will be able to protect my shed until I get the roof finished.

We started plastering the walls today which was sweet. Ben and I mixed a pit of the clay+water+sand+straw with our feet (I did get a couple of surprisingly painful small wounds in my feet from that method…we might try something else tomorrow with the help of some of my experienced Mexican friends) and then we applied it to the bale seams in the walls. Once we cover the seams we will plaster the entire wall. Rick took charge of the roof and got all the rafters in place and secured the door frame to the roof plate.

It was definitely a productive day! but there is still quite a bit of work to be done.

Ben and Jana mixing earth plaster by foot

Ben and Jana mixing earth plaster by foot

jana's feet mixing plaster

jana's feet mixing plaster

starting to plaster seams...ben, dad, jana

starting to plaster seams...ben, dad, jana

plastered wall seams

plastered wall seams

Jana, Rick, Dad (Doug), Ben

Jana, Rick, Dad (Doug), Ben

today's finished product

today's finished product

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30 03 2009
Joanna Banana

Jana!!!! that is such a cool shed…wow! a lot of work too huh? It looks like a fun crew to work with. I can´t wait to see it in real life.

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