We finally got our pump house plastered at our homestead. We waited until after the rainy season to make sure the bags were dry. It’s looking pretty good considering the whole thing only cost about $200-$300. We had bags, salvaged wood and old roofing tiles left over from previous projects. The door and cement plaster were the only significant expenses. One nice addition was eucalyptus poles inserted between courses at about 2’ height. Pallets on top of the poles make a perfect platform off the ground for our pump. The inside of the pump house remains nice and cool year round due to the thick walls and ventilation around the top. This proves what I’ve been saying for years – you don’t need air conditioning (even in deserts and tropical climates) in properly designed buildings. The last step is painting. Now we’re trying to decide what color to paint the walls.