Around the Bend Strawbale House, Pond and Gardens

November 26, 2007

Walls revealed

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The design around the front entrance will be completed in the spring.

November 19, 2007

Plastering is done

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We are misting the walls as they cure.  The tarps are up to protect the curing walls… Finished photos to come….

Camel’s Back Dance

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Just give them what they need – neatly piled bags of cement/lime mix, finely screened mortar sand, and lots of fresh clean water — then stand back and watch the performance.  Master mixer Tina from Camel’s Back Construction feeds the Putz.   The heavy plaster is pumped through a hose and trowelled onto the wall by the power troweller and “hose monkey”, interchangeable roles played by Tola and Tim.  Then Mike comes along to “knock down” the roughly applied mud to where it belongs on the wall.  “Second troweller” Monica or JD smooths and shapes the plaster for Pete, who follows behind to give the walls their final beautiful finish.  The challenging compound curves of our interior wall reveal the skill and expertise of this plastering team!

November 13, 2007

Yes! Plastering has begun!

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1/2 the outside is done, and the inside of the garage.

November 11, 2007

Ready for Plaster

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