City Repair Blog

A place to learn more about how City Repair facilitates artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking through projects that honor the interconnection of human communities and the natural world. 

Light Straw Clay Building Retrofit

Over the first weekend of April, City Repair volunteers continued to help make sustainability history! We joined a workparty for the first permitted Light Straw Clay retrofit in Portland. Thanks to Communitecture for the original design and for Wolfgang, June, and Frances for leading the build!

Check out photos from the event with thanks to photographer Amit Ziman!

Note the long black tube which is a tumbler to efficiently mix the clay and straw.