I spend a good part of the year in Central America and I also look forward to my time in the states to work with some great collaborators! From April – Oct I had the opportunity to work on several exciting projects. Here they are for 2016.
In early April, I flew to Homer, Alaska and led a crew in lime plastering and a tadelakt birthing tub for a gorgeous and inspired birthing center.
In May I worked with Vermont Natural Homes on some finish lime plasters and an earthen floor for two existing straw bale structures.
In June, a client wanted two cinder block chimneys covered with a lime plaster.
In July there was a tadelakt shower with Vermont Natural Homes.
In Sept. I ventured out to Portland, Oregon for a tadelakt project. A group of women plasterers and the clients learned tadelakt and we did a complete shower space and a wall and counters in the kitchen.
One last project before leaving for Central America for the season was a tadelakt sauna and shower at Quail Springs Permaculture in southern California. I worked with a team of experienced and beginner plasterers who all wanted to learn the art of tadelakt.
And now I am in Guatemala and Nicaragua for several months of teaching and building until April 2107. You can keep up with me and my projects there on Facebook at Earthen Endeavors Natural Building and Nicaragua Pueblo Project. Also, check out The Pueblo Project.