DEVOTE YOURSELF TO YOUR COMMUNITY AROUND YOU, AND DEVOTE YOURSELF TO CREATING SOMETHING THAT GIVES YOU PURPOSE AND MEANING ~ Mitch Albom
As part of our community outreach programme, Laurence, Kimbo and our amazing team of volunteers are helping out at a neighbour's or friend's quinta for half a day in exchange for a simple lunch and some hot tea and perhaps a skills exchange on our farm. This week we went to our friends Kerensa and Rick's stunning quinta to finish off the clay rendering in their kitchen. We got to continue our learning of natural building and got to hang out with this amazing family all day. Clay render is easy to use and apply, no special tools or skills are needed (apart from time and patience!), it is non-polluting and is hygroscopic which means as the clay absorbs moisture, it seals and prevents water from passing right through into the structure of the building. Moisture is held and released when the air around it dries.
We want to use clay in our natural building projects so this was a great recap on a skill we have used in a couple of places during our travels.
If you want to get involved in our community outreach programme and have something you need help building or creating on your land, then get in touch! If you think you would enjoy helping out in our local community every week, come and volunteer with us! ✌
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