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Re: GSBN:plaster and straw question



Interesting reference as I've been holding an short article on bousillage
for the Natural Materials and Building II issue TLS#55/September (didn't
have space for it in NMBI issue #52).

Joyce


on 7.3.2006 12:04 PM, John Swearingen at jswearingen@...
wrote:

>
> Interesting about bousillage, I've heard of similar techniques in Germany.
> Here are a couple of other references, including a recipe for kids to try
> their own at home, using animal hair (the cat had better watch out!!)
>
> John
>
> <a  target="_blank" href="http://www.nps.gov/cari/kids_craft_make_bousillage.htm";>http://www.nps.gov/cari/kids_craft_make_bousillage.htm</a>
> <a  target="_blank" href="http://www.nps.gov/cari/tour_arch_bousillage.htm";>http://www.nps.gov/cari/tour_arch_bousillage.htm</a>
> <a  target="_blank" href="http://www.laheritage.org/Glossary/B.html";>http://www.laheritage.org/Glossary/B.html</a>
>
>
> John Swearingen
> SKILLFUL MEANS
> design and construction
> www.skillful-means.com
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>> We'll have good sized porches all around if all goes as planned, so
>> we're not overly concerned about rain.
>
> Yes, porches are a great help. This permitted the early settlers in
> Louisiana to use a bousillage or plaster on all the walls protected by
> porches. <a  target="_blank" href="http://www.cajunculture.com/Other/bousillage.htm";>http://www.cajunculture.com/Other/bousillage.htm</a>
> But on the gable ends without porches they were obliged to use lap siding.
>
> Thanks.
> Paul Olivieroming message.
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