Wednesday, July 15, 2015

#rammedearth Bedroom #1 south wall

            Well this is the last full wall for the South side of the house, Sweet!
Air nailing the mitres 

Time for rebar 

And insulation, the 2x4s are notched to hold the insulation while the material is thrown in. 

Everything looks good. Better have some breakfast. 

Charged and ready :) 

Wet the base a little bit, 

The non-colored first few lifts 

Hand tamped, after the pneumatic tamper. 

Some rebar, and more insulation. Now we get get to put some color in. 

Blowing the joint out for the next sheet of form Plywood 

Notice the double boards, to support the joint. 

As you go the electrical conduit gets guided to the centre to the foam. So it's not in the way on the cap. 

Lunch break, 

Coming along, 4 feet to go

Adding just enough insulation to reach the cap. 

There all done, sorry for the lack of pictures, but I was beat. 

We have seen heaps of water bombers and military choppers as the forest fires are crazy right now 
Cap turned out nice, not that anyone will see it, lol
So begins the take down, make sure All the screws are removed from the electrical boxes and any other bling. 

It's the best part, to slowly expose the wall. 


Seams look good. 

Electrical boxes look good too. 
Definitely happy with the seams. 

And that concludes this wall. Sweetness 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

#rammedearth Living Room Window.

So after a week of  around,  I mean other projects it's time to get back to it.
And here we go, anchoring the base. 

Ram away 

Mounting an electrical box that will be feed through the floor. 

Mixing is taking a while so I'll work on the next form a bit. 

Adding some lines. More concentrated colour in the material 

One more lift should do it :) 

Done. Time for the cap. 
But need some rebar first. 

There cap is done, whew. 
                                                          Exposing the new addition.

Sweet! #rammedearth 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

#rammedearth if anyone is interested in learning hands on your more than welcome to come over.

We are building a #rammed earth home and would like to share what we have learned with others. Rammed Earth is an excellent way to build, durable, sustainable and very efficient. I have been trained by renowned rammed earth builder Clifton Schooley. And with your help we can spread this knowledge. If interested  contact us