Thursday, 25 July 2019
Well it's been another mammoth project - a retaining wall at the entrance. We decided to do a rammed earth tyre method having been inspired by looking at books on earthships. A few images to show the procedures and progress ... it's still not finished!!
|After digging the shape we started to lay out the tyres|
that we were given by various garages and tyre
companies. Actually it's not easy to find tyres now
as most companies have contracts with companies
that recycle them.
|Placing more tyres. The pile of earth is what we dug|
out of the banks to get the shape we wanted.
|Voila - gaps filled!!|
|We than attached chicken wire to the tyres to create|
a 'tooth' and rendered them with cob. We also embedded
stones from the land into a cob mixture on the top.
|Using old broken bits of tiles and|
slate lying around here, we are
creating a mosaic embedded in
a lime mortar ... including symbols
related to peace and nature themes.