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We finally put up the temporary winter roof

we got some huge advertising tarps, our plan now is to finish the walls before adding the extra roof weight

and looks like we can't call it a tiny house anymore... we got excited and it's much bigger than expected
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Hi all,

so, some months have passed, much of the time we were traveling and not working on the house, we left after installing the plastic over the roof and rested a bit to let the winter pass

we've spent the last month or so building the framing for the light-clay-straw and the windows/door, also apply most of the top floor flooring, and are now starting the framing of the top floor,

now that we installed the flooring on the top floor and the 1st floor is framed, the structure looks sound and don't move with strong winds (also there is no walls so wind passes very easy) but if we apply our body to give rithmetic movement, the frame trembles/moves, is it normal?

i've been at other low-cost clay constructions where the struture moved also and after the walls covered it stops, we built it with much more care, but are going to fill it with light clay,
i would like to hear opinions about that, will lthe light-clay filling hold that small movement or the walls will crack if there is to much love on the top floor ?

it's our first construction and after almost a year on this i feel it completly dferent and would make many small changes, although this was always meant as a learning experince
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You forked the thread and i missed all the amazing updates!

Good job
 
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And please do not forget to set up the anchors on the kitchen wall so that you can hang the upper closets...
 
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We have the Light Straw Clay walls filled up and getting windows and doors framed for then plastering it, still wondering which plaster to use, would like to avoid lime to be able to use it freely by hand, the idea is to use a 1 to 3 clay/sand mixture, maybe using lime on the last layer, any advices?

check pics on raising the walls: http://permies.com/forums/t/56600/timber//Light-straw-clay-walls-Roundwood
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so in the meanwhile we finished the plaster, also the inside is mostly done

check the plastering thread here: https://permies.com/t/59440/Plastering-Light-straw-clay-Roundwood
and a small video from start to "finish" here: https://permies.com/t/64898/ruin-house-video-Roundwood-small
 
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