Sustainable Building


Paulo avidly attended courses on the use of straw bales, lime plaster, stabilised adobe and a whole host of other materials and techniques that can be used to make low-impact and sustainable buildings. He loathed concrete blocks, bricks and portland cement.

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Paulo building links

  1. Cuba Permaculture Design Course - building

  2. Presentation at Cuba permaculture PDC 2013.pdf

  3. Below: Top - Paulo and Magnus slaking quicklime in the lime pit at Casa Felix, N Portugal. This will be a nice lime putty for plastering the strawbale walls on part of the house. Bottom - Paulo and Magnus treading clay cob at Casa Felix.