This time I am posting about the youngest Quemao Viejo supporters, Sara and Lorena, that visited on a day trip and lend me a hand finishing the arch at the cave’s entrance, showing at the same time that bioconstrucction can be easy and fun:
There are always doubts at first contact with the cave,
But soon they got the idea,
So, they got into action. Here, sieving dirt,
Them mixing the soil with water to get the sticky mud,
plastering the arch,
After more than a month of thinking about the design for the cave’s entrance, I decided to use as many local materials as possible. The arch is formed with “caña” ( the giant cane ” Arundo donax“). The space left between the arch and the wall was filled with bush, presed brik alike and covered with mud. The only thing left was to plaster the sides of the arck. That is what sara and Lorena were doing this day. This is a closer look:
Next photo is titled “Just give me a couple of hours more, and I’ll finish the whole thing”.
Finally, time for celebration,
Much obliged, princesses!
I’ll show the arch finished in the next post.