A clean finish for the bathroom

May 2017 After a long and cold winter, it was time to make our way back to Gündönümü farm and carry on the work we had started in 2016. Our goal for this month of building (May-June) was to complete the plasters of the bathroom building and make it...

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Straw-bale workshop day by day

This second workshop had us carry dozens of strawbale and pile them up to make a house. While the first workshop was more about wood and mud, this strawbale 9 days course put a strong emphasis on plain dry straw, the most insulative and easy to handle of all our...

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Slipstraw workshop day by day

Our team has been working hard to make this course possible. We started 6 weeks before by building a bathroom/toilet building to accommodate camping participants (see previous blog posts), so it is fair to say that we are warmed up and ready for other buildings to...

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Slipstraw workshop

  As planned we started the first workshop of the season with 16 motivated participants. It has been 5 days and the house is already standing with some of the walls near completion. The roof will be assembled soon and the interior wall completed to support the...

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A busy week

  Last week has brought huge improvements to our structure and we are proud to announce the completion of both the roof frame and the interior walls! Matthieu came to help a few days and Efe arrived to take over the project management. Xavier left but will be...

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Interior walls coming up

  Our little building is taking shape with its outer walls completed (the last bag was laid by David, our youngest crew member) and the interior walls are on their way. It is just a matter of days before we lift the huge wood structure we have prepared for the...

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Foundations finished, wood work started

    After a full week of heavy work spent lifting bags full of gravels, fulfilling and compressing car tires and leveling walls, the foundations are finally complete and the 4 central posts put in place. The north-east corner of the building even reached is...

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Building season started!

    The new bathroom's construction started! This WE we layed the foundations of Gündönümü's new bathrooms building. The foundations made of earthbags filled with gravel were fast to work on. Half of those are already complete despite some volunteers using...

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