Strawbale house

This is the log of my experience building my straw bale home. I am told the pictures do not do the actual finished product justice, however, I am pleased to share it with all who are interested on this site. The trials and tribulations in getting the permit could have brought the project to an abrupt halt, but I knew in my heart that this was something I was meant to do and giving in or quiting was never an option. Enjoy........ and feel free to share with your friends!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Roof's on!

The roof made of steel and has the look of 'tile'. Quite attractive. Eaves trough to go on at a later date.
Front view of house, with facia board on and all windows in .

Garage facia board.

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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Windows & Doors

Windows and doors in; Tyvek on, awaiting roof, which will start this next week.
View of back of house - all windows in. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Porch/Verandah Nov 14 2006

View down the south side - porch/verandah is being built - peak over front entrance being built too.
Inside, looking west - porch/verandah to the left.

Looking at the front of the house.
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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Trusses complete

Trusses complete - awaiting roof measurements.
Looking good!
Building the framing for the veranda.
Strapping the trusses (and working safely too!) Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Trusses going up Nov 02

Now we are talking! What a difference with the roof now taking shape!
Trusses over the main part of the house.
View from the north side
Inside looking up - you can really get a feel for the layout now! Posted by Picasa