Tadelakt is a waterproof lime plaster, that is polished with smooth stones & sealed with olive oil soap. The surface is soft to the touch and warm to the eye, and can seamlessly cover walls, sinks, showers, and even bathtubs. When it is carved back, as shown here, the carving is called sgraffito.
The art of Tadelakt has for centuries been steeped in mystic and wonder.
sigi koko | Papercrete shared Build Naturally with Sigi Koko 's photo .
Straw bale house. home
For mia's room.
John and Susan Glassford run Huff 'n' Puff Strawbale Constructions in Ganmain NSW, Australia. This is a video tour of their beautiful straw bale house. John has 14 Strawbale Golden Rules all worth keeping in mind for anyone thinking of building with straw bales.
love straw bale houses and every window could have a window seat!
Straw Bale construction is perfect for our desert retreat. We have 5 acres in Scissors Crossing near Anza-Borrego National Park. We want to build an enclosed courtyard home that is all or mostly off-grid and very simple/rustic. Simpleconstruct.net
Green BEES founders built this strawbale house with many "deep green" features, such as super-insulated building envelope, passive solar design, composting toilets, graywater system, completely non-toxic finishes (lime plaster clay plaster, natural paints), living roofs, and more. Design by Sigi Koko.