Friday, October 10, 2014

Second set of rafters

Today we finally reached final wall height and were able to start the second set of rafters for the main house. Each rafter is a 4 diameter pole spaced at 2 feet on the wall.

The picture below gives a general idea of the shape of the roof. Any water not used by the living roof will run down to a water catchment in front of the kitchen and used for our garden. You can also see some of the sample plasters we have been putting on the walls. Final recipe = 3 parts sandy soil + 1 part clay slip + 2 parts horse manure + 12 cups flour paste + 1/4 cup linseed oil.

Sleeping loft with cob headboard/nightstand.

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