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Contact Name:Rick & Katy Blanchard
Mailing address: PO Box 201
 Youngsville, NM 87064
 United States
Structure Location:  
 Youngsville, NM 87064
 United States

Type of Structure: Non-Loadbearing home
interior size: 2100
Number of stories: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Built primarily by: Owner Built
County: Rio Arriba

Open to organized Home Tours and to visitors by appointment.

Begin Date: Friday, June 1, 2012

Foundations and Floor: Earthen floors
Exterior Finish:
    Earth or clay plaster
Interior Finish:
    Earth or clay plaster
Plaster was applied:
    Directly to the bales
Plaster application method:
    By hand, with trowels
Were the bales pinned?:
    no pinning
Bale type:
Number of bales used: 600
Straw type(s) used:
Bale Orientation:
    Strings up (flat)

Insured?: yes
Mortgaged?: no

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