Station: [18] Half-timbering and loam plaster

“You have probably seen this at old farms: half-timbering. That is how most walls were built in the past, including those of Schloss Horst. These walls are constructed of heavy wooden beams, and the space in between is filled up with interwoven willow twigs. Those are then covered with a mixture of straw and loam. A comparatively fast and stable method, which – if the craftsmen were thorough – also looked quite good.”