Skillful Means is building a house in the country, and we held a work party for friends and family of the owners.  Here's a video slide show!

 Brief explanation: It's a load-bearing house, and so it's important that the bales are set tight together in the wall, so we've used a light mud 'butter' between the bales to fill any gaps or spaces.  We mixed a lot of mud--much to the delight of kids and adults alike! 

(designed by Darrel DeBoer, engineered by Darcy Donovan)