End of week 1

This week we have focused on getting the walls woven.

The first couple of days were spent driving small stakes in on three of the buildings. We then wove a band of hazel around these locking everything together. The next stage was to insert longer stakes into the weave, these stakes were pre cut to the correct wall height which avoids us having to cut them off afterwards.

A band is woven at the base of the walls.

A band is woven at the base of the walls.

Longer walls stakes are inserted into the weave.

Longer walls stakes are inserted into the weave.

We continued to weave hazel up these stakes creating a neat and strong walls. We were disrupted by the weather mid week, high winds meant that we had to have a day off on Wednesday.

The teams at work on three buildings in the mud.

The teams at work on three buildings in the mud.

Progress being made.

Progress being made.

By the end of the week we had one building woven to three quarters of the wall height and two buildings woven to a third of wall height. A good weeks work considering the weather!

The buildings at the end of week 1.

The buildings at the end of week 1.

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