The Spring 2002 workshop focused on the integration of natural home-building systems. We built a straw-clay wall including the formwork, installed hydronically heated earth flooring and practiced plastering with stabilized earthen mixes.
The Workshop Group
Evening lectures explored sustainable urban landscaping with Mark Ludwig and sustainably harvested wood products from the Sustainable Wood Cooperative.
Exploring the science of clay slip and earthen plasters with Douglas Piltingsrud.
After the mechanical mixer kept clogging up, Jack Speer mixes straw-clay the old fashioned reliable way.
We huddle in the cool evening air, studying an alternative wastewater treatment systems for a country home with Chuck Learned.
Laura of Downtown Dailies shoots footage for the instructional video.
Plastering crew works to perfect their technique on a topcoat made with kaolin clay.