Sharing our experiences and recipes for living the simple life living alongside wildlife. We live in a community on the edge of Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.
Sunday, 18 December 2011
Site selected, marked and pegged, get digging!
The site was selected, Misheck pegged out the building according to the design I had drawn up (which I will post soon!) and we were ready to start digging. It's quite a huge job, I wanted to make the foundations 1m deep and 60 cms wide to make sure the weight of the roof could be supported by the walls.
It's great to start seeing the shape and design come to life! The sand that is dug out of the foundations will be used in the cob mix.
Now the foundations have been dug, the earth below is rammed to compact the earth below.
I've included the site of our future home on the 'Location' link below for you to have a look!