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!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Ceiling's up....

Pine tongue & groove ceiling - this view is over the kitchen

Deidre & Nate installing the ceiling.
Nice job guys!
Ceiling is continued thru the living room, and over the loft area. Posted by Picasa

Friday, January 19, 2007

Interior framing has begun...

Garage doors are on!
Framing changes the whole feel! This is standing at the garage entrance, looking east.
Standing in the corner of the kitchen, looking west. Ceiling will be vaulted all the way down to the other end of the house.

The posts (middle left) are the ones we harvested last year. The loft floor will come out to that point Posted by Picasa

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Exterior Revealed!

Tarps are gone - here is the finished product! In the late Spring, we will paint the exterior with a special silica dispersion paint (colour to be decided) which will in effect 'gortex' the finish.
Insullation is in in the ceiling; heat is on (the heat came up to about 18 degrees C in about 24 hours!!) Amazing, given the size of the slab and all that concrete to heat!
The house is now sealed and is drying out nicely. This is the view standing at the garage door, looking west.
This view is standing at the kitchen door, looking towards the garage door entrance (east).
Soffit and facia in being installed. Posted by Picasa