With 2017 within days away, plans of creating several projects, travels and networking came to mind. 😀 Starting in January, I will be designing the Butterfly Sanctuary. There shall be a clay model and a few sketches. 🙂
Daniel and I have been given an invitation next summer to help a couple in New Hampshire, USA build their dream home out of COB. 🙂 We need to get our hands dirty. For it’s been too long since we’ve worked with COB (this previous July in New Zealand). 😉 😀
There is also a four day Tadelakt (the art of polished lime plaster) workshop in pin
Fawn Grove, PA we wish to attend next June. 🙂 Two years ago we attended a COB building course in Oregon. As a part of the course, we were shown a COB shower room which was covered in a sleek, hard-blue coating known as Tadelakt. It’s waterproof, so it would be excellent for kitchen counters, bathrooms, sink linings and for the plans to have a COB oven which has a hot tub placed right over it. 😀 *Have your pizza cooking under you, whilst in a hot tub, under the view of the stars.* 😀
So yes! 😀
Many exciting plans are coming into place for the Butterfly Forests Homestead. 😀
Daniel also needs to get his little cute butt into gear, with how he would like to have his music hall designed onto paper or clay. . Or.. I just might be making it and he’s peering his head over my shoulder from time-to-time. 😉 😛 hehe I’m of course happy with helping
create it too. ❤
Update: 6:12 p.m.
I started working on the Butterfly Sanctuary yurt in clay model form this evening. 🙂 I thought to myself: “Why wait until January to start the project? You have the day off from work today, so why waste it?” 😀
In the next step, I shall add a simple wooden roof and then sketch out a drawing with further inside and outside details. 🙂
Also in the works, there are plans to connect with The Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust. I will be taking their Butterfly Gardening/Habitat Course (which is online) on January 6th, to better knowledge myself with care, identification and breeding of butterflies 101.
A link to taking the online butterfly course can be found here:
Update: 11:00 p.m.
Last thing for the day’s project, I added a simpleton roof. In the drawings, the roof shall be more accurate and no so ‘sloppy‘. 🙂