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Archive for December, 2012

Episode 20: new idea for walls

The least I wanted to have done by the end of the year was to close the building, something we call here in Poland: raw closed building. It should have all the walls, windows and doors. But not necessarily ale the stuff inside.

I was not able to spend 2-3 weeks in a row during the fall, so that I could build the walls using straw bales, and cover them with clay plaster. Because of that, I changed the idea significantly and decided to do something else.

What I wanted to do exactly is shown on the video below. And below the video you will find the translated transcript of the video. (more…)

Episode 19 – DIY 2.0 workshops

In the middle of august I spent a couple days near Łódź in a place called Cohabitat Hackerspace, where the workshops called “Do It Yourself 2.0” took place.

During that workshop several different things were built, including:

  • a single wall and an entire small building of clay and straw bale,
  • a wall made of so called “light clay” (bricks made from mixture of clay and straw),
  • cordwood wall,
  • solar thermal air collector for heating,
  • solar thermal collector for domestic hot water.


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