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Natural Plasters Workshop 2016

We recently hosted a one-day workshop on natural plasters at EcoNest headquarters.

After the timber frame has been constructed, and the straw clay walls are filled, chinked and dried, a layer of rough plaster is applied and raked to provide a good surface for a finer plaster to adhere to.

Because the timber frame remains exposed, we protect the timbers before plastering. 


Preparing the ingredients of the plaster. . . 




Mixing the straw, sand, and clay:

When the plaster is a perfect creamy consistency, the fun begins. 

No EcoNest workshop is complete without a delicious lunch.


Back to work.