Today, we got pictures of some very exciting work: the start of the building of the exterior stone walls. Once these are complete, Casa Avventura will really look like a house from the outside.
Here’s the first stone in place.
The general sequence for adding the exterior walls is like this.
- The exterior walls are started with bricks being put on the outside of the corner columns to form a square corner. These will be fit together with the stones in an irregular way.
- On the outside of the existing Poroton wall “core”, they add a layer of hemp insulation in the spaces between the concrete columns. This natural material comes in sheets that look a little like a door mat.
- Next, a fabric barrier is added. I assume it is breathable, but is there to separate the hemp from the stones and mortar.
- Finally, the stones are laid on the exterior of the hemp and barrier material. The courses use a mixture of sizes of stones, giving the walls a more traditional feel.
Here are all the pictures.
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