Lets get a treehouse plastered!!

This will be a continuation of the light clay straw slip workshop a week prior.

I built a round treehouse - being such left me with not too many options for wall coverings - so I decided on light clay straw slip between studs and a earthen plaster on both the inside and outside.

It is 8 feet in diameter and I need to fill the wall cavities with light clay straw slip. There is no charge for this workshop but donations are appreciated. I need the following:

Glass bottles for letting light in : green, red, yellow, blue, clear, at least 5 of each.
Also could use some round window items light port holes from a ship - that would be totally rad!
Also need skylights - round bubble type or let me know what you have.
Do you other round items that would make cool windows? Or a neat door? Also need cool door hinges and sweet door handle. Do you have a funkadelic disco ball or some "off the hook" swag for the interior? Also need some dark wood dowels to make plugs to hide the lag bolts in the floor, could also use some dark wood strips for between the floor boards. I will add photos soon of the famed treehouse.

Besides infill for the walls we need to make round windows if no rad portholes magically appear( rectangular windows acquired, portholes would still be most excellent) . The tall stump where the tree house will eventually be installed needs to have the bark removed (Done), we need to make a killer arched door, rafters need to be trimmed, ridge beam needs decorative jigsaw work, ect.

Bring your own work gloves - safety glasses - hat - water bottle - lunch and snacks. We will start at 9am and work until we want to stop or to sundown and have a camp fire in the "Fire Pit" or we can go swimming at a near by rock quarry with crystal clear water and catch the sunset and come back for a bonfire. (Lots of options)- we will chat about natural building - we can review your ideas for your project as well.

Join or login to comment.

  • Peter

    You are be welcome to bring your children - I think we will be mostly doing carpentry - and roof work tomorrow and some of the remaining wall cavities. Don't worry about getting up here - though we may start on the exterior base plaster coat (maybe) we will certainly be moving plastering to a different weekend. If you do come by train please text me so I know to come get you from Fox lake.

    July 6, 2014

    • Heather

      Well I feel better I am not missing out on everything! It is just the logistics of it. Although union station is technically not that far, by public transit I have to leave at least an hour for the commute especially on Sundays. Meanwhile my husband had other plans so he isn't here, and my son is still asleep at 10 am (typical adolescent). They are all out of town two weeks from now on the 20th. I could come that Sunday no problem.

      July 6, 2014

  • Peter

    Awww Karen - I was hoping you could make it. I will just keep posting meetups until you make one at my place! Lol catch ya when I can.

    1 · June 30, 2014

    • Peter

      Does that mean you are up for coming out this Saturday or Sunday?

      July 4, 2014

    • Karen V.

      trapped in chicago. no can do :(

      July 6, 2014

  • Heather

    I am up looking at train schedules trying to figure this out. I don't think I can get my 6 year old up and out of the house early enough to catch the 8:30 train out of Union station, which would mean leaving her with her brother for several hours alone, which I don't like the idea of. Neighbors are in Indiana this weekend so they aren't here to keep an eye on them. Or I could leave her for less time (or bring her) and come on the next train but I would be there less than 2 hours by the time I got there and had to turn around again. Very frustrating! If I could take my car out of the city this would be a different situation. I am trying to think of a way to make it work but all options are challenging-

    July 5, 2014

  • Karen V.

    Sorry fella. I'd love to go, but I'll be just getting back into town :\

    June 30, 2014

1 went

  • Peter
    Assistant Organizer
    Event Host

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Imagine having a community behind you

Get started Learn more
Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy