Natural Hydraulic Lime on a straw bale house will ensure a durable application that is breathable allowing water vapor and moisture to process through the walls. Straw bale houses are not new but are gaining popularity throughout the US and Europe. This lime render by LimeWorks.us was applied to this house in the Hudson Valley just north of New York City.
This is a rammed chalk building with a timbrel vaulted ceiling. It's the Pines Calyx conference centre in St Margarets Bay, Kent, England. Depending on the weather and the time of day the building lights, warms or cools itself without producing any CO2. Get something new each day the the Natural Homes Timeline www.naturalhomes.org/timeline.htm
This is some of the beautiful decorative plaster work by Bill and Athena Steen of the Canelo Project. This design is made by plastering the wall in several layers of different clays or with different pigments. The design is then made by cutting and removing the various layers to reveal their contrasting colours. See more natural building work at www.naturalhomes.org