And a lot of fun! It’s a handsome little house now. I have been working at it alone this winter, doing bits here and there, -someone said I couldn’t do it, and that really got me going! Now I am pleased to say that I am nearly finished with the rendering. Two coats of clay-sand-mix over the straw-clay-fill, then one of lime-sand-mix. It is interesting to see how well these materials work with water, -it’s been a very, very, wet year. But the little house has stayed dry -the render takes moisture up, but lets it go soon enough so there is never any dampness.
The cost of this straw-clay retrofit comes up to less than $500.