Adios tin shack... we're renovating.
Steve Palmer running some test samples
Rubble trench / floating foundation
Cesar lining up the barbed wire between earthbag courses
Local crew and volunteers laying a course of earthbags.
Running the electric
Steve & Jordan making a plan
Austin tamping down a course
Forms for windows and doors
Yelmer installing anchors into the wall system for exterior lighting
Baling twine prepared to secure future bond beam
Building the bathroom
Dry-composting two-bin toilet system
Window anchors set in thick earthen walls
Round-pole roofing system
Laying down the palm fronds
We're getting there...
Shading the bags
Leveling out the walls
The start of the 2nd earthen coat
The Chorizo mix
Weaving the Chorizo
Isnar working on the Chorizo technique
Drying the walls
The bathroom walls are up
Clay-tiled overhang is up
Michelle -- THE INSPECTOR !!!
The doors & window are in!
Modesto & Austin having fun while working on the kitchen
Lime plaster & limewash samples
Nube whipping up some lime putty
Jordan starting the lime plasters
Daily English class
Casita doubling as a classroom
Interior cana with round poles
Preparing compartments for dry composting toilet system
Dry composting toilet
Urine separator for dry composting toilet
Kitchen with loft
The sitting area
Jordan happily working on the floor samples
"Cobbing" in the floor's base layer
Sealing the earthen & stone floor mortar with linseed oil
The final floor product
Bottles with interior gypsum plaster, tinted mint green
Side view with first round of lime wash
Kevin & Orlen landscaping and installing greywater system
There she is!!
Looking good !!