House Recycling. The Story of December 21

How to build a Renewable House

Take broken mud walls and pile them up. A few stems, driven into the ground, mark the outer squaire. Branches of plantains are fixed with ropes of reed in horizontal layers inside and outside on the stems, to create a kind of double wall. Struts of bamboo mount the roof.

Then wait for the rain, scrunch the broken walls to soft mud, and fill chunks of clay into
the wall frame. In a few hours new mud walls are raised, and can dry, before a last layer of mud gives it the final plastering. Now, it only needs a canvas cover below palm meshwork – and ready is a small house. For approximately the next three years.
Take broken mud walls…

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