Category: plaster related

Thoughts on begrudgingly coming to love lime plaster

When I consider what plaster to use, I always think of clay plaster first. I love clay plaster, it has so much going for it. In terms of minimizing environmental impact and carbon footprint, you cannot beat clay plaster. It is minimally processed, needs no additives, and can be sourced locally. Building well with straw …

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Limestrong lime plaster training March 14-15

We are excited to announce that we are hosting a training in Limestrong lime plasters at our current job site! These natural, durable plasters are perfect for existing homes as well as new construction. Join Ryan Chivers, owner and formulator of Limestrong Mineral Finishes, for a hands-on lime plaster weekend training at our current project …

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Plaster Party & Booktalk 10/5/19

Join us at Terra Corazon Farm in Valley Center for a fun, free day of learning! Learn how to mix and apply natural clay plaster to a straw bale wall by getting your hands in the mud and on the wall Learn how to make adobe blocks from site soil using dirt, straw, water, and …

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Our new net zero strawbale article is published

Our newest article on high-performance strawbale building is out in this month’s Home Power magazine! The article is all about our recent strawbale project that achieved Net Zero Energy Building certification through the Living Building Challenge. This home will be part of the USGBC’s Green Homes Tour on Oct 21, 2018. Here’s a link to …

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Wakeham Strawbale Home on the USGBC Green Homes Tour Oct 22

For the 5th year in a row, one of our projects has been selected for the San Diego Green Building Council’s Green Homes Tour! Join us in Solana Beach to tour the Wakeham Strawbale Home. Many of you visited this home during the construction at our Open House-in-Process event, now come and see it finished! …

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