Tiny house

Stone masonry with lime mortar

This workshop will aim to give you some practice at using a lime mortal to build a wall with local stones. In the course of this workshop you will learn how to: Mix and apply lime mortar Understand the lime cycle and its implications for building Find and select stones for building Build a solid …

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Load-bearing straw bale wall

This workshop will give you a practical introduction to building walls with straw bales. In the course of this workshop you will learn how to: Select good building bales Resize and reshape a bale Stack up bales to form a wall Compress and maintain compression on a straw bale wall Prepare bales for an earth …

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Reciprocal roundwood roof

This workshop will teach you how to design and erect a reciprocal roof with hand-carved logs. In the course of this workshop you will learn how to: Use trigonometry to calculate the dimensions of each rafter and the position of each notch Move and work heavy logs safely Use hand tools to carve joints on …

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Earth plaster

This workshop will give you a practical introduction to using your local earth to build and plaster a wall. In the course of this workshop you will learn how to: Find and identify earths suitable for building Build a durable earthen structure using only your own hands Make a good earth plaster mix Plaster with …

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