a brief update on the skow house before we leave for our break..
we have made a LOT of progress this session! our trusses are all up and on layout, and at this point are mostly sheathed on top and bottom. the straw bale portion of the house is well on its way, and we are gearing up to get it plastered next session. atsushi and hiroko, two DBB staff members, are the masters at plaster mix, so we are picking their brains on our recipe before they leave for tokyo next week (congrats on the wedding!!!) we have been working hard on getting our deck framing in so we can begin laying the decking soon as well. and the most exciting news of all– we took down our temporary wall! though our bracing is still in place to hold the structure until a few more pieces are in, the main temporary wall is down so we can get a better feel for how it will all look. and we are quite happy with it!!