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Chris Ripley
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Straw Bale Building Workshop
We are going to host a straw bale building workshop at Quinta dos Melros in central Portugal from 25-31st March. We will be building the straw bale walls, wooden windows and doors, followed by lime render and plaster to enclose our open veranda. What you ca...
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Rendering the final wall
                                                                     All rendered Second coat of lime render The wire net was a great help when rendering the walls
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Rendering the veranda wall
                                        The final coat of lime render on the veranda wall.                                                                  Straw bale truth window Salvador applying the "chapisco" layer Ventilation to for the extractor Prepa...
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The shower
                                              Lovely new shower in the new bathroom
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Kitchen top
The wooden structure for the kitchen unit The marble stones with sink and gas hobs
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Second coat of lime render
                                                       Metal net inn preparation for the lime render. The net gives strength and and an excellent key for the lime render to stick to. First coat of render for the bales filling in where we had upstairs window...
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The kitchen tiles
                                                                       3 Tiles high
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Tiling the bathroom
Three bathroom tiles high Five bathroom tiles high Tile cutting bench
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