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Canelo Buildings« back to PROJECTS

Over the years we have constructed a number of small buildings on our property as part of the infrastructure needed for our workshops.  They are used for a variety of functions that include tool and material storage, wood working, and housing workshop attendees.  They all incorporate straw bale walls along with a fusion of clay and lime plasters, carvings, decorative sculpting and assorted natural materials.

Many of the buildings were built during one of our Workshops.

There are also Site Tours scheduled throughout the year where one can see all the Canelo Project buildings first-hand.

  • Main House

  • Guest House - B&B

  • Strawbale Studio

  • Strawbale with straw-clay plaster on rammed earth foundation.

    The BikeHouse

  • Benito's Shop

  • The Cottage

  • Walls are made from reed mats woven around poles then plastered with straw-clay plaster inside and out. The finish plaster is lime-clay frescoed with red oxide.

    Sawdust Toilet

  • Outdoor Shower

  • Polished Lime-clay moon with shadows were done by Shuyhei Hasado.

    Play House

  • Lime plastered bench flows off the corner.

    Mandala Shed

  • Strawbale Towers used for Plaster Work and Samples

    Class Room

  • Paint Shed

  • Bucket Shed

  • The bus never arrived.

    The Bus Stop

  • Block Shed

  • Wood Shop

  • Garden Shed

  • The Compound

  • Don Juan's House

  • Juanita's House

  • The BathHouse

  • Thatched OutHouse

  • Poems House

  • Camper's Outhouse

  • The beargrass thatch helps protect the clay plaster.

    Pump House

  • Portable Strawbale

  • Walls, Benches, Etc.