Pia was kind enough to make a film about the adobe brick wall we are building in front of our house (Steve's hobby). I missed the opportunity to work with Tim & Quinn who wanted to see how it is done. To regress a bit, adobe and other sorts of earth building methods have been around for thousands of years. I am very interested in the processes and results, having lived in Latin America for several years. Building with earth is very labor intensive, typically. There is machinery available for adobe bricks and rammed earth but nothing you will see in this video. Here in the US, labor costs may not support earth building in most cases - though some people may want work done. I have set about trying to find a method for building with adobe that is semi-mechanized. To my knowledge, my process is unique. I have not heard nor found any other brick making process that uses the equipment that I use. We are in the process of building an adobe wall in front of our property (like the Alamo! ha ha). The goal is to make stablized bricks (water-proof). I hope you find the film informative. Please take special note of Vincent. He has stepped up and is becoming a top hand. Thanks - Steve
p.s. I mispoke at one moment. The scoop-n-mix holds approximately 1/3 yard of adobe mix.