A tiny home made from pullovers in Aquitaine, France

Two layers of old pullovers soaked in a milky solution of lime over a lattice of woven branches that took a month to build and only cost 100 Euro…

 
 
 




This is Benji who lives in Campagne, Aquitaine, France at La Sorga ecoVillage with a very creative group of people. Four minutes in to the video right you will see an impressive roundwood geodesic dome; at 15:50 the frame of a hand crafted Philibert de l'Orme roof and at 19:15 horse logging.

 
 
   
 
       
     

Benji's 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 (below) 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.