Looks like our kind of book! I've been watching numerous YouTube videos about this, and am eager to try out some plaster buildings on our property! We'd love to receive one of those free books! I am particularly interested in how well earthen homes hold-up with deep snows, or what (if something different) should go down along the bottom portion of the building to withstand the snows... Perhaps that could be addressed in your podcast?
I live in the Black Mountains of NC, a temperate rainforest. Not ideal cob country, but I have a cob structure that needs a plaster. I assume a lime plaster would best preserve these walls, but what do you think is most moisture resistant plaster?
Hi Everyone...Sorry it has taken me so long to log in and say hello and respond to questions. I taught an all-day solar installation class yesterday and didn't finish till late, and spent today working with some of my students on a duck pond--actually three ponds. I am developing a duckaponics system. At our farm in Missouri, my partner Linda and I decided to start raising ducks to sell eggs. We are amazed at how much waste they make. We already sell free-range chicken eggs and grass-fed beef and were planning on using waste water to water our fruittrees, fertilize our pastures, and fertilize plants in the greenhouse. After visiting an aquaponics system a few weeks ago, I decided we should try to use the copious amounts of waste water to grow vegetables, hydroponically.
Anyway, the workshop and work on the pond and some technical difficulties getting signed in kept me from logging in earlier. Thanks for all the welcomes. I will try to get to some of the questions now and first thing in the morning.
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Hi Everyone...I wanted to mention that I am teaching a two-day workshop on natural plaster and earthen floors at my educational center this year. You may want to check out the schedule at www.evergreeninstitute.org.
I am excited to learn about natural plasters. We have several building projects on the horizon - starting this summer, so I want to learn natural building or green building
techniques that will work here in northern MT. The goal is to head this old ranch towards a new direction. Thanks, in advance, for your info and help.