A tiny home made from pullovers in Aquitaine, France

 
   
 


This is Benji who lives in Campagne, Aquitaine, France at La Sorga ecoVillage. His home is a wonderful example of Pattern Language No.208, 'Gradual Stiffening'. Benji used two layers of old pullovers [cardigans, jumpers] soaked in a milky solution of lime over a lattice of woven branches. The outside layer is a mixture of lime, clay and sand. The final coat is lime, black soap and linseed oil.

   
       

The inside of the tiny home is plastered with earth, straw and horse manure. The manure does not smell and helps prevent the earthen plaster from cracking. Take a look around in this 360 degree view.