Brick laying is a simple skill to master. With a little knowledge before hand, a beginner can put up a home in a lot less time than you would expect.
Mortar (mortar, sand, cement)
a small block of wood
mixer or container for mortar
You can buy a ready made mortar mix or make it yourself with sifted sand, cement and lime. Mix it fairly dry and in a quantity that you can use before it dries out too much. This may take a little practise to know how fast you can go and how much mix you go through in that time.When in doubt, mix less than you think you need, as it dries faster than regular cement.
A bond beam is an important part of any brick wall. It helps cinch the bricks in place. Be sure to include in the bond beam any tie-downs you require for your roof.
Brick laying is fun and strangely therapeutic. It is also not that tiring. You need to be precise with level and plum, and make sure bricks do not line up with the bricks below them, but once you get the hang of that, it’s easy.