Jeez. We thought January and February were tight… March is watertight.
But we are making progress, albeit slow.
Widson has been putting in some extra time for us, cobbing the exterior and filling in some more sections with fencing and wattle.
Here are some pics of our progress as of beginning of March 2014.
I have also started experimenting with final cob plaster layers in the main bedroom, using a 25%red clay 25% horse manure ( yes, I shall build with poo!) and 50% fine sand mix.
Horse manure is a perfect substitute for finely chopped straw as it contains superfine grass for binding and some enzymes that aid in giving a smooth and easily applied, flexible when wet, plaster. If that makes sense.
Basically, it is just perfect!
It only has a feint odour when wet and by the time has half dried and set, there is no sign that you’ve been mucking about!
Anyway, here are some photos…