Loading up Monument Valley modules…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmRu8xd-pcY

We loaded up both Monument Valley modules with 2 jacks, 2 steel beams, 4 people, 24 FlexCrete-blocks, and a lot of 2×4 cribs.  The actual loading time took about 2 days (sunrise to sunset).  This time-lapse captures the second day on loading.  Enjoy!

Earthen-Plaster-Master, Atsushi, taught us how to make a Japanese sustainable mud wall

Prep work + tools +  materials + tunes =

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YXauuhmO2s

We mixed local soil, local sand, local straw bale. Ratio is soil (1), sand (2) and straw bale (0.5). No cement! No chemical compounds!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp4v9yuIpbI

(Above) Our 1st attempt at mixing the materials

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA70jOOhZZY

(Above)  A succesful attempt at mixing the plaster materials!  (Below)  Its amazing what a little muscle will do.  We learned how to really work this material, to create a smooth, even finish.  For it being the first time to do this, we’d say that the wall turned out pretty good.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EazHpU5QL4