Pillar Valley Earthbag Dome Building Workshop

Earthbag is the quickest, easiest and most forgiving natural construction material you can build with. Any earth construction method is hugely rewarding for a variety of reasons – however there’s a technical aspect to most earth techniques that can often feel overwhelming. How to understand what soil type you have? How to know what ratio…

Toronto retaining wall rendered

A couple of weeks after the Earthbag retaining wall was finished we came back to make a day of rendering it. Its always lots of fun rendering as you can be so creative – it’s just like moulding clay. The render is made from lime, sand and a small amount of cement for stiffness and…

Clay Plaster Finished

Well after a week of rather nasty weather in Newcastle which held up things a little we completed this lovely clay plaster on Joan’s house. Assisted by French volunteer Morgane and Brazilian volunteer Camilo the final layer was applied. This is a different mixture to the other ones and is troweled on, giving a very…

Beautiful new Hyperadobe wall

Thanks to everyone who came to make the Hyperadobe/Earthbag course on the weekend – in such a short time we were able to make this great wall for a food store as well as some of the retaining wall in TIBA. Incorporating various techniques we were able to see how easy it is to use…