I'm new here though I have followed several sites snd channels on youtube that involve natural building.
I have been considering this idea for a while now. Still trying to finish my large earthbdg hybrid home.
This is the basic idea:
Wattles...wattle is the term used in referrence to the netted straw long tubes that are used in and around construction sites and erosion areas.
You may find them used alongside highways or areas where flooding or erosion is a concern.
My thought was this. Although it includes the use of portland cement, there could be another way of doing this.
Basically, using a gravel fill foundation and possibly the first layer of earthbags- then continue the next layer with wattles dunked or saturated in a trough of portland and water.
Continuing on as you would with earthbags, including adding vertical rebar every 5 ft or so. Window snd door frames would also be much like earthbag building. Same with the roof- or bring it in to a beehive finish with maybe a skylight in top center.
Afterwards, finish it out with cob, and then plaster.
If this has dlready been attempted or thought of, for that matter, please excuse me.
I did a lot of research and was unable to find anything on this particular build using wattles.
Thanks and all the best to you,
Research wattle and daub.
If you use portland cement, issues such as water retension and impermiability will cause problems.
If you follow discusion about not using cement in earth plasters you will see more detail
John Daley Bendigo, Australia
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