This was a great project for myself and the crew to work on; Stohl Lake farm is beautiful, the people are friendly and we had good weather to top it off.
This is a great example of the layers in the rammed earth walls, the light is perfect, it’s early morning with the sun filtering through the trees.
Spraying the walls to slow down the curing in the hot summer sun.
Forming a 1 foot thick interior curved wall.
Inspecting the new wall the next morning. The wall color is dark when wet and will lighten up as it dries.
David spraying some water on the mix.
A view of our volume displacement drum for a round window.
Top view of the drum.
Rudy holding a bottle of Guayaki Yerba Mate. David our client is the founder of Guayaki and kindly supplied us during the hot summer of building, Cheers!
The round window after the drum has been removed.
Making an infill, that’s the rammed earth under the windows between 2 larger walls.
A view of the walls from up the hill.
The rammed earth builders super crew.
Hand tamping, this whole project was done by manual power. There was a silent retreat on the farm when we started so to keep the noise down we used traditional tamping and ended up doing the whole project that way.
The house is shaping up nicely, always good to have the roof on.
Showing the fine work on the sill and around the windows of Dewey and friends.