Thursday, September 29, 2016

Rammed Earth House Walls Are Completed!

Here we are finishing up the last full height wall and two window walls and an entrance.




 I'd sure like to lay around, Geez




 It rained for 3days right after the wall was done.



Greenbuilding passive solar earth house
 Well that's the walls, Wow!
It's taken us 2 years to complete these walls, so glad to be done. It's been a ton of work, but it's kind of cool what you can accomplish with a bit of drive.
 Crushed rock and some weeping tile.
So we're not done shoveling yet, palm face.

We are making a shallow frost proof foundation,going 4' instead of 3' just cause :)


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The BIG ONE!

Here is the wall we have been dreading for awhile. It's twenty feet long, our longest wall.
It took 5 days total, two for set up and take down of the form and 3 solid days of ramming.
Don't kid yourself, this is a lot of work! It's been 4 or 5 days and we're still beat.










                                                          Yes I put an engine behind a wheelbarrow, lol.











                                                                                  adding some lime







                                                                                           Capped!




                                                   So this is what we ended up with after 5 days of hard work.


                                                               One wall and three window openings remain.