Gathering posts for the frame
Making a hole in the ground to set the posts
Tying up poles to finish the frame
Splitting them down the middle.
This lets us align all the leaves to point downwards.
Tying up the fronds Placing the pre-constructed and pre-thatched peak
The walls will be woven like a basket.
Poles must be placed to support the weave
Splitting saplings to weave between the poles.
Splitting them doubles the number of weaving staves,
making it twice as fast This also makes them more flexible
and less likely to break Gathering clay Mixing in fibers
to help hold the clay together.
This keeps it from cracking as you mold it and
as it dries Adding the last layers Firing the pot
Having it upside-down heats it more evenly, because it
holds the heat inside Covering the pot and fire with
leaves and soil to insulate it and keep it hot
until it is finished Packing mud into the walls.
用编织物固定 泥土支撑 房子建成了
The weave holds it in place and gives it strength The house is finished.