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Artistic and cosy clayhouse
This tiny space made from our clay will make you feel cosy. The shapes and colours convey a natural harmony.
During winter the artistic window, oriented to the south, lets the sunlight in, so that the clay walls can store the warmth for the night.
In summer the little window on the north side allows to invite the cold air of the Sierra Nevada, which cools down the walls during the night, keeping temperatures low during the day.
But you might even want to lift the whole entrance wall, so the space transform into an open air chamber.
By lifting the central telescopic triangle you transform two independent beds into a double bed or even into a big table for your creative work.
The building consists of a hexagon of just 11 square meters. Its walls are built with local clay, whereas a different mixture and technique has been used on each of the sides, to experiment with the process and its result.
The floor is made with stones from the river, fixed with the same clay; a coat of linseed oil makes it water resistant.
We made a very special experiment with the roof: A braided rope covered by burlaps, a coat of light clay mixed with the inner side of the pita (agave), junk of the river, perlite and clay milk. All this is covered by plastic and a coat made out of lime, sand and goat hair.