Straw Bale Hermitage
Building the Strawbale Hermitage
Framing. Slab is insulated
Metal Roof. Ready for the straw bales.
Carpenters Extraordinaire: Matthew, Tom, Bob
Steve Kemble and Molly Curry, of Mud Straw Love, introduction to Straw Bale Construction Workshop
Strawbale Construction Workshop Opening Day Cookout
Workshop Opening Contra Dance
Strapping for Walls
Tying off bales
Big straps for walls.
Bales and Framing Around Windows
Putting up the Straw Bale Walls
Team at Lunch in barn
Getting the bales tight against the ceiling
Designer, Tom Temple
Mixing Lime Plaster for outside walls
Lime plastering first layer of north wall
Lime Plastering outside walls
Trimming bales inside
Mud pit. Mud was dug right outside the building
Mixing the mud.
Mud Dobbing the inside walls – four layers – went on for months
With many Volunteers
Doug fashioning a turtle on the outside wall
Steve and Mollie
Mud Dobbers Extraordinaire!
Truth Window showing strawbale wall
Finishing the lime plastering.
Dedication of the Sallie McFague Strawbale Hermitage