This Mud Brick house has been a labor of
love over many years (and its still goes on!). But there is something
great in having built it yourself (with lots of help!). My house is built
over the ruins of an earth house built last century. It is located in a
valley with the remains of several earth houses built last century by
welsh slate miners.
I extended the
house using Cob for the walls. I repaired one wall with Cob successfully -
so I thought I would go further.
For information on the Willunga Slate
quarries (one of which I live near ) look
the Mud Brick House being built - click on the thumbnails for a larger
The stacks of bricks made
The foundations poured.
They were poured over two days, mixed in several concrete mixers.
Building the frame. The
timber was Jarrah and Kauri from and old Wool Store in Port Adelaide
Mixing the mud mortar for
laying the bricks
Laying the bricks, which I
always thought was the easiest and most fun