Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Dry Stone Hut in Slovenia

The largest hut I visited while in Slovenia was in the garden of master builder Mitja. I liked this because of the flat roof and the domed interior. Mitja along with his father Adolf had constructed many fine walls with limestone. I joined a group of students walling on the property and we discovered how tricky the stone was to work with. Around 12 people could comfortably shelter in here.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

A Fine Arch

This delightful arch was built recently by Yorkshire waller Tracey Blackwell. It was designed as a test piece and I wish her every success in the assessment of the piece. Have a look at this video of the removal of the support for the arch  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qheU8ZZTngE

11th May shows a Scottish blackhouse built in Canada.