Gloucester Tucker Patch entrance wall is built

The Gloucester Project, run by Marnie and Ken, invited us up to run an earthbag workshop over a weekend building a wall with a seat to define an entrance garden to the beautiful community garden Gloucester is so lucky to have – “The Tucker Patch”. The weekend was funded by a ‘Better Builders’ grant 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…

TERRA 2012 Earthen Architecture Conference, Lima Peru

I have just returned from presenting a paper at ‘TERRA 2012’ – the foremost conference for earthen architectural preservation and conservation in the world. It is a UNESCO-partnered conference that aim to broaden perceptions about earthen architecture in the world and to provide support for research and methods for earthen architectural historical preservation as well…