[Ansteorra] gulf wars idea
Khailil (Little Brother) the Sarclander
wayneman at surfbest.net
Thu Feb 7 09:42:18 PST 2002
Alot of work goes into those walls. They don't come down easy. Its basicly
a haybale cover in cement. They are strong enough to stand on, when
finished. At least the ones we have in Bjornsborg can support weight.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lisabetta mka Kimberly" <lisabetta_micola_damonte at yahoo.com>
To: <ansteorra at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2002 11:22 AM
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] gulf wars idea
> i think Mahee was suggesting it as a wall just for the
> week. Then to take it down at the end of GW
> --- iainmacc at juno.com wrote:
> > On Thu, 7 Feb 2002 04:15:40 -0800 (PST) Mahee
> > <mahee_of_acre at yahoo.com>
> > writes:
> > > First let me say that I specialize in dumb ideas,
> > so this might very
> > > well be one of them.
> > >
> > > I was watching a show the other saturday about
> > people who build
> > > houses
> > > our of hay bails. Yes houses. They slap plaster on
> > the outside of
> > > the
> > > bail when it is done, or other stuff to make it
> > look nice. But...
> > I have seen this done. Yard walls made of
> > hay bails covered with
> > chicken wire and coated with stucco are fairly
> > common in central New
> > Mexico. It works, it's easy and cheap, and it makes
> > a fairly solid wall.
> > My only caveat is this:
> > Where this is common practice is in a high
> > desert. In a wetter
> > climate, I think you might have to worry about the
> > hay wicking moisture
> > up from the ground, and then your wall would rot
> > from the inside out.
> > Worth checking into, though.
> > In Service,
> > Iain MacCrimmon
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