Yesterday we began the process of rendering the strawbale walls by applying a coat of clay slip (just a runny clay and water mix) to the surface of the bales. Messy work, as transferring it from bucket to wall involves about half ending up on the floor, but it will give a really good key for subsequent coats of clay/straw mix and the clay/sand plaster finish.

Thanks to Damian, Brian, Matthew and Becky for giving their time to come and get covered in clay 🙂



At the other end of the room, we’ve been able to make good use of several of the old timbers given to us by Briony, as door and window lintels –