As I mentioned in my last post, we have a stone house in Hungary. This is actually rather unusual as most old rural houses in Hungary are made of adobe or brick. However, even with our stone walls, dirt is used between the stones, not cement.
Because of the stone and dirt construction, the house has to have a protective layer of plaster to prevent weathering. The old plaster was crumbling so it had to be removed and a new layer added.
After removal, the plaster is reapplied, first to the bottom parts of the house, below the first floor, then to the upper half of the house.
During plaster removal, we also found a hidden door space. Which has a nice bowed arch (disabled in the past for some reason with a piece of wood to fit a long ago removed square door). This type of little gem really adds possibilities to renovating. A nice entrance from the house can be made to the small deck above the pre-cellar room.
The weather has been too hot to plaster the rest of the house. Will add more photos and dialog when the weather cools and we can progress further.