October 24-27 applied the finish interior plaster to "Square One", Toby and Maiko's straw bale home in Higashikawa, Hokkaido. Please see Toby's blog for photos. I also collected data from Square One, and appear briefly in this video that Toby shot:
After finishing work on the 27th, Stefan and I celebrated by taking a short hike and then a long soak in a hot springs in Biei (美瑛). Stefan, alias "The Great Ballini", lead the straw bale building and earth plastering segment of the construction process.