The mix we decided on for the subfloor consists of clay earth (12% clay content) that came from a neighbours land, sand 0,4, a gravel sand mix (mélange à béton), some chopped straw, bark chip and flour glue ... it has cost around 60 euros so far for the materials ...
Some images of the work so far:
|Flour glue - a handful for each concrete mixer load|
|Mélange à béton (gravel and sand mix)|
|Bark shreddings/chips collected free of charge|
from a local saw mill ...
|Local sand - 0,4|
|Regina, woofer from the USA mowing|
the straw. Nice glasses!!
|Woofer Lauren from Texas USA shovels the sand|
into a bucket
| Regina shovels sand into a bucket|
|Regina wheeling in the mix|
|Tipping the mix ....|
|Lauren using the level taped to a builder's ruler|
to level the floor ... ideally we would have
used a lazer and vertical sticks wedged into the floor ...
|Woofer 'Yes' from Belgium using the taloche to level|
the floor mix
|The subfloor half done|
|Kitty grey cat surveying the work|
from the safety of a wooden board
in the middle of the floor - she has
enjoyed leaving her footprints