July 12, 2020

Earth floors are the most sustainable floors - Sukita Reay Crimmel

Earth floors are the most sustainable floors - Sukita Reay Crimmel

I'm delighted to be joined this week by Sukita Reay Crimmel. Sukita was one of my teachers right at the beginning of my journey into earth and taught me so much about earth floors.


This week I am talking with earth floor expert Sukita Reay Crimmel. Sukita has laid thousands of square feet of earthen floor, written the book on earth floors... and was an extremely influential teacher to me back at the beginning of my natural building journey!

This episode is essentially two earth floor lovers, geeking out pretty hard. We talk through the basic earth floor knowledge, then jump into some more geeky in depth topics. We also learn about Sukita's company 'Claylin'.

We talked for a long time, and I've had to edit some bits out to make it listenable in one go! - You can hear some of the bits that didn't make the cut on our Patreon page - http://www.patreon.com/buildingsustainability  



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Sukita Reay Crimmel

Earth Floor Guru

Claylin has come out of the work of Sukita Reay Crimmel and From These Hands, llc. Since 2006 Sukita has focused on understanding earthen floors, with the intension of bringing a ready mix product to the market. From These Hands, llc is an electric crew of earthen enthusiasts who have helped Sukita create Clayin.

Sukita would like to acknowledge and thank Robert Bolman for her first earthen floor experience in 2000 in Eugene Oregon, a life changing winter day, Bill Steen for ongoing feedback, support and inspiration and Chad Tate for his floor brothership, always willing to talk out issues with a smile!