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Stapling Reeds and Spreading Mud

After the bitumen paper, rock wool, cardboard, and battens, we needed a surface to spread the earth plaster onto. I experimented with making a small loom to weave…

Rent a Sawmill

Silver rented a sawmill to make all his floor joists, wall studs, roof battons, lots of lovely off-cuts, and a few bags of sawdust Oh and Ric came…

Sealing the Attic

The next job in the attic is to create a ceiling. The easiest and quickest way to make the ceiling would be to build a frame on the…

Lifting Logs with Levers

When I first visited Estonia in 2012, Silver had recently felled trees with plans to build a house. This year the logs were uncovered to start building, and Maarja,…

Painting the Basement

Maarja has been hard at work painting the basement. I’ve been removing loose or rotten plaster and filling holes. For the wall by the door I removed all the…

Summer Kitchen Roof

Silver and his grandfather have been hard at work building the frame, so today we built a roof for the summer kitchen.