Monday, July 21, 2014

Rammed Earth Shed 2014



We require a Sheep/Alpaca shelter for the winter,   Soooooo
Let's build one with Rammed Earth Walls  :)
Over top of this we will make a Hip Roof with an inside height of 6'
Nailing down the anchor plates

coming along nicely


Ok, lets make this happen!


Dampening the earth, no color in this just to see how it looks.

First shovel



     Adding a little lime for decoration       



Just about done


 First one Done!


This was my first time running the tamper (Kristin) as
seen near the bottom, good thing sheep don't give a sheep.

Lucky was here!!
 Time for Wall #2







 Caught the Boss working ;)




 Surprize!











Cool
 To Be Continued,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,



Another kind of Back Labor, time
 to start doing sit ups.
Experimenting with decorating 



Troweling the concrete cap




Third wall done.....






Added a layer of broken glass and a plastic toy

Need to work on our seams



Our most beautiful creation, Naree. Blade too!








  

Capping




We started playing with color on the two front walls



Testing colorant to the last walls, not sure about the red????

Our newest addition, Sheila the pot bellied pig.

Completed Shed.
  Took about 5 days.  The interior is very nice and cool on the hot days, perfect.. now we just need the animals to figure that out. 

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