Andrew builds forms for the last section
Far right: After being filled and tamped, the
form is removed after curing at least an hour.
Posh fills and tamps the most labor-
intensive part--the top 10 inches.
Placing chipboard over the mesh; then,
We used hempshive bags as scaffold
The walls become visible.
Far right: Steven directs shovelful of
Hemcrete® at a small target.
Near right: Kim fills and tamps.
Far right: Steven tosses another shovel-
ful of 'crete at Jacquie and Adena's
Andrew tries to keep forms built ahead
of the fill.
When the forms were removed, the walls
had some "give". One could press the fill
back a little with one's hand. After two days
of curing, there was no doubt; this was a
It felt solid, yet a slap on it it gave one the
impression of lightness, different from
slapping a brick or concrete wall.
Laura supplies Becky and Tazia with
'crete for the final few feet of fill.
Nate and Aaron square up the
The materials pile has dwindled
Tazia and Adena keep things tidied up.
The walls are up. The last fills are curing.
Lief removes some of the last forms.
The Community Center door is ready
Far right: Our last act of the session is to
hang tarps over the outside walls to
keep rain off during the one-week
curing time prior to stucco and plaster,
which will seal the walls inside and out.