Daniel and I came home last night, around an eight hour drive back from a wonderful workshop. 🙂 We learned so-much about how to create clay plaster finishes for our future cob walls.
The more I learn upon how to build and construct our home, the more I am proud of myself. Feeling like a true adult: making my own food from scratch, without relying on a grocery store – for example. Not needing a professional to do our own electrical and plumbing work (installing your own plumbing and electrical work, isn’t all that difficult, in reality). It is actually quite relatively simple. 🙂
Near the end of our class, all students were given paper references in a review of the plaster recipe and wall preparation; along with a small brochure on clay plaster basics. After leaving the workshop with Daniel, we both feel confident and thoroughly understand how to properly plaster a wall (from mix to finish). 🙂
Hands on learning is the way to go, in building. In time, as we create the main Butterfly Forests homestead house – to all of the several small buildings; our skills shall only improve with practice. 🙂 What a beautiful home we shall have! 😀 ❤
At the moment, I am designing some sketches for our future home at the Butterfly Forests Homestead. Sigi Koko, was our instructor for the clay finish class, and this is the second time I have attended one of her workshops. We plan to take another workshop from her, in the fall: Living Roof Workshop. 😀
Link to Sigi Koko’s ‘Build Naturally’ official website (workshops, information, etc):