We changed our plans on how to go on with the the loam house a few times. At the beginning we wanted to make the house completely out of loam with different methods, but then we decided to use also different materials.
The wall on the opposite of the first wall is on the North side and normally, wind and rain are coming of the North on our site. So we had to use something more weatherproof than loam and as we really love the look of those stones on our site, we decided to make a stone wall there.
So Nuno (and Zorro, of course) took our new trailer to bring stones up to the house. At the moment, I am in Germany, so unfortunately I couldn’t help them 😦
But with the help of our neighbour, the guys did an amazing work in just a few days!
It’s a very hard work to keep all those stones, to break them, when they are too big or when the form is not fitting and to build them up to a wall… wow! 🙂
You can see the two windows, that we brought of a building lot. They were supposed to be thrown away, but we kept them. The window on the top is cut out of a old front door. You can also see four bottles integrated in the wall. We found some beautiful light blue wine bottles, which we want to use. We will show in another article, how we prepared them…
Inside we will cover the wall with a special mix of loam and natural colours. At least, this is the plan for now… 😉
In the last picture you can also see, that we first planned a door on that wall, but we haven’t found an old door, that we could use… so we closed it, too. You see, have to be quite flexible with this project 🙂