From possibility to actuality – To Dare is To Do
After the summer we were able to see what had been successful. The dome was still standing strong, but the turf tire roof has broken in places and so this would need to be replaced. The earth bags had now settled sufficiently to begin the task of plastering internally.
11th Oct. –
With it being autumn now, we first covered the site with a tent to make working in all weather conditions easier. The entrance was given a first layer of earth plaster and a shingle roof decided on as the plan.
12th Oct. – Sunny Sunday
Begin the new roof frame, lessons in geometry & re-fixing the roof light
15th Oct. –
Wednesday completing the frame ready for the shingles…
18th Oct. –
Adding the horizontal battens, testing colour schemes and starting adding the singles…
22nd Oct. –
Another surprisingly warm October day at HHW shingling
29th Oct. –
Preparing the interior for plaster.
the windows got a pair of eyebrows, whilst a lot of work, they really gave the building character and will help the it to shed water, keeping it dry inside and more durable.
Earth rendering, adding lime render and white wash…
‘great work of Heros of Earth, Lime and Shingle’ – Marcin
Nov. 8th – 9th
Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo… Doo-dloo-doo–doo–doo–doo…We are shingling in the rain… Just shingling in the rain… What what a glorious feeling’ I’m shingling again …
She stands alone!
A posse ad esse – Audere est facere!