“So, we are actually making some progress on the earthbag addition. We framed all the walls, hung the sliding barn door and the bi-folding door, and the mud infill has been a whole lot of fun.
We will have a plaster party next month to cover the walls. The final step will be putting in the packed earth floor. Sometimes I go downstairs to check on the project and laugh to myself, “I am making an add-on out of mud and dirt!” Pretty funny.
I felt better when I heard a broadcast about straw and mud construction in Yemen. NPR had a really cool slide show of images from downtown Yemen where they have cob sky rise buildings that have been standing for 4 centuries!”
[We don’t hear about earthbag additions very often. This is another great option.]