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Down to Earth Design - online articles on natural building & sustainable design- a great starting point to learn about lime plaster

Down to Earth Design - online articles on natural building & sustainable design- a great starting point to learn about lime plaster

Lime Plaster and Lime Wash on Cob or Straw Bale Wall - The Year of Mud: Cob House & Natural Building

Lime Plaster and Lime Wash on Cob or Straw Bale Wall - The Year of Mud: Cob House & Natural Building

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.

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.

I love how the timberframe beam aligns with the tops of the window box the walls are really thick and the lintels.....mini (many) greenhouses

I love how the timberframe beam aligns with the tops of the window box the walls are really thick and the lintels.....mini (many) greenhouses

my kind of straw bale house - white walls, raw wood, french doors, tile floors, minimalist interior decorating, natural light and awesome views.

my kind of straw bale house - white walls, raw wood, french doors, tile floors, minimalist interior decorating, natural light and awesome views.

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 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

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

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