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Light clay infill walls appear in several regions and traditions. They can be incorporated into cob, straw bale, and conventional construction. A light clay wall provides insulation and comfort. This system is being employed on the Commons Building at One United Resource (OUR) Ecovillage on Vancouver island to meet the Living Building Challenge requirements.
Materials for clay walls and plasters are typically renewable, local and non-toxic. They are also inexpensive. Several permitted buildings of this kind exist on Vancouver Island and in the climate-region. Our workshop’s project building has a hybrid of light clay walls and conventional walls. Both wall types will recieve an earthen plaster. A great foundation to understanding raw clay as a building material
Beginning Friday evening with theory and a technical overview, the workshop will go through to Sunday afternoon.
Workshop dates are June 22-24 and July 6-8. Register for one or both. More information at rawclay.eventbrite.ca
Inquire about discounts and subsidies, as we don't want to turn anyone away for lack of funds.