Sorry I never wrote anymore. Internet access is spotty in my life these days. The project isn't complete but the chips/clay dried with little problem although I'm realizing we didn't do the best job with regards to the clay/chip ratio (not wet enough) nor was the install done thorough enough in that the consistency of the fill density is sporadic. The final product in the walls is not as dense as it could/should be, however we have been able to weather the -13 degree nights with our Jotul 118 wood stove. Also, by the time the walls cured it was too cold for the exterior clay plaster application so we went with 1" ship-lap siding.
The floor is just 2.5" of white pine with no insulation and the foundation is stone so there's certainly a lot of cold coming from there and we haven't plastered the interior yet either. Anyway, I learned a whole lot and am eager to use it again on a more substantial and better planned structure. I'll try and check in again soon if anyone has questions or if anyone wants to see the place, PM me.