As promised, I’m posting more pics of our roundhouse as I get time. I’ve started to upload some of these pics to my new Picasa web album.

Concrete Floor and Earthen Plaster

Concrete Floor and Earthen Plaster

Floor: We opted for a concrete floor colored with natural iron oxide pigment. The pigment is sprinkled by hand and troweled into the top ¼” as the concrete sets up. A little more color was added later during final troweling to even out the color. We were careful to moisten the road base under the floor to slow drying and prevent cracking.

Curved Earthen Plaster around Window Openings

Curved Earthen Plaster around Window Openings


Earthen plaster: Here you can see the natural beauty of earthen plaster that’s been sculpted to gracefully curve around window and door openings. This not only looks good, but also lets in more light and improves the view. I want to emphasize how this simple concept totally transformed our roundhouse from a bunch of bags into a thing of beauty. Click here for more details about rounded corners.


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Interior Views of Our Roundhouse — 1 Comment

  1. You should be okay, but you’ll have to see how it holds up. You could always add one or more extra coats later. And you may not have to recoat the whole house. Often storms come from one direction and that’s the side that tends to get battered. You could plant trees, hedges, etc. on that side to slow driving rain.

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