Friday, October 22, 2010

Finished for now

Well, we are done for now. I have to start work again on October 25th.
We have moved to Canada and will return on holidays to continue work
on the strawbale house. The outside is done except for a thin lime
plaster coat and window trim which we hope to work on in the Spring.
The experience has been fantastic and unforgettable! I will blog
occasionaly with plans and ideas for the finish work on the inside.
The plan is for this to be a holiday/retirement home. It will probably
be an ongoing lifetime project.
We want to add decks, landscaping, waterfall, a container house
extension. The list is endless. I can't describe the feeling of
satisfaction of building your own home.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

House art

We had a little fun with the earth plaster today!


After building everything ourselves, we finally had to hire our first
paid proffesional help. It was for something as simple as guttering.
We wanted seamless guttering, so you have to have a special machine
that makes it on site. We went with six inch for more protection. We
are also installing gutter gaurds to keep them maintenance free.