EARTH | Papercrete Kitchen

This permanent structure will replace the old outdoor kitchen under the ramada. The base is made of earthbags.  The vault portion is buttressed by Sarah's Closet to the left and a new banco (bench) on the right.

This permanent structure will replace the old outdoor kitchen under the ramada. The base is made of earthbags. The vault portion is buttressed by Sarah’s Closet to the left and a new banco (bench) on the right.

Homemade window frames are wired into the growing armature.

Homemade window frames are wired into the growing armature.

Wet papercrete mix has been applied to the armature. Strip anchors for solar electrical outlets and lights are visible. Romex is buried in the papercrete.

Wet papercrete mix has been applied to the armature. Strip anchors for solar electrical outlets and lights are visible. Romex is buried in the papercrete.

 

Exterior view of Patrick's fab metal armature prior to papercrete.

Exterior view of Patrick’s fab metal armature prior to papercrete.

Patrick, Nancy, Billy and Bob sculpting the eyebrows over the windows.

Patrick, Nancy, Billy and Bob sculpting the eyebrows over the windows.

Papercrete complete!

Papercrete complete!

Final color coat on Kitchen and Sarah's Closet. Paper adobe wall remains unplastered for the time being. This material seems wonderfully impervious to rain, but will be plastered over in the future.

Final color coat on Kitchen and Sarah’s Closet. Paper adobe wall remains unplastered for the time being. This material seems wonderfully impervious to rain, but will be plastered over in the future.

 

 

 

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~ by marciagibbons on June 16, 2014.

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