Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Day 2 Tutorial, How To Build Your Own Mud House

We are now on Day 2 of the house building fiesta. Check out yesterday’s post for Day 1, starting from strings and stakes.

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Here’s a shot of how it looked first thing in the morning.

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Jon apprenticed with the carpenters on the roof. The men below are digging up fresh mud. This will be mixed with straw to make the perfect batch of mud for the walls.

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The skill and detail of these men, perched high above the ground is amazing. Jon was working with them, doing less of the detail work.

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I love this shot of Demelish, currently not looking so confident. :)

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The men filled jerry cans from a small stream to start to make a mud mixture.

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The water is poured on the freshly dug mud and the men start to mix.

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Other men start to bring in sheets of tin, one roll at a time. Tin is very sharp and dangerous.

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Time for coffee break!

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Other men haul in straw in preparation for my favorite part.

Come back tomorrow to see how it shapes up. 



1 comment:

Shari Fiechter said...

I appreciate your tutorials about house building. These folks are really good at it! Jon is gaining a lot of new experience!