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Evelyn Bishop
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Location: Chiriqui, Panama at 400 meters Wet Tropics
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Greetings from Art Farm Panama,

We are excited to be 75-80% finished with the adobe farmhouse construction here in Chiriqui Panama and are looking for some experienced earth builders to assist us with the final details.

Our biggest challenge has been finding any builders here in Panama that have a willingness or desire to work in materials other than concrete and cement block, so I wanted to put out a call here on Permies for anyone traveling through the area who may like to work with us for a couple of weeks from January - March 2014.

Tasks at hand are:
1. Lime renders and limewash for exterior adobe walls
2. Lime renders, earth renders and limewash for adobe interior
3. Wooden ceiling installation of tongue and groove "laurel" boards
4. Installation of earthen brick tile interior floor

For photos and more about the project, we invite you to visit our public page at http://www.facebook.com/artfarmpanama

Art Farm Panama is an evolving, tropical eco-inspired destination retreat center and sustainable permaculture farm set on 16 acres in Northwestern Panama. Our aim is to cultivate meaningful creative experiences through interdisciplinary retreats, residencies, and farming opportunities that encourage inspired playfulness and the delight of discovery. Come play with us.

If you have interest, please contact us at fincalasheliconias@gmail.com or through our facebook page.
Pura Vida and Gracias

 
Evelyn Bishop
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Location: Chiriqui, Panama at 400 meters Wet Tropics
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Update: it's been a couple of months and we've made great progress with the adobe farmhouse. We have finished up the lime stucco and are now working in earnest on the lime plaster. It looks great. And the interior of the adobe farmhouse is fresh and cool, even on hot, humid days. We've got more cool projects planned, so if your an earth builder heading to Panama, be sure to stop in and say hello, and if you want to help out, your welcome to get your hands dirty. Our next project will be raising a traditional Guaymi-styled two storied thatched rancho. Fun stuff!

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Our French intern and our local crew working the stucco
 
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