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11) A picture of the farm house - few weeks before completion. Right after the walls were finished with a weather resistant earth based plaster.

A picture of the farm house - few weeks before completion. Right after the walls were finished with a weather resistant earth based plaster.

9) We experimented with different mud plasters for the internal and external walls. Apart from having very low embodied energy - these plasters are beautiful, non-toxic and easy to maintain.

We experimented with different mud plasters for the internal and external walls. Apart from having very low embodied energy - these plasters are beautiful, non-toxic and easy to maintain.

8) As the vault was starting to take shape, we used fired bricks and cement to waterproof the structure. Thanks to our design, we were able to minimise the use of these two energy intensive materials to a small fraction compared to current mainstream building methods.

8) As the vault was starting to take shape, we used fired bricks and cement to waterproof the structure. Thanks to our design, we were able to minimise the use of these two energy intensive materials to a small fraction compared to current mainstream building methods.

5) The masons soon started to get the hang of building the vault. Over the project, they were constantly refining their techniques to make the building process more efficient.

The masons soon started to get the hang of building the vault. Over the project, they were constantly refining their techniques to make the building process more efficient.

4) Building vaulted roofs is one of the most ecological ways to build. This does not use any wood or steel. Apart from a little cement used to waterproof it, the entire structure is made of soil only.

Building vaulted roofs is one of the most ecological ways to build. Apart from a little cement used to waterproof it, the entire structure is made of soil only.

Rocket Stove Kiln - Jon - Picasa Albums Web

Rocket Stove Kiln - Jon - Picasa Albums Web