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Contact Name:Larisa Walk & Bob Dahse
Mailing address: 30319 Wiscoy Ridge Road
 Winona, MN 55987-5651
 United States
Structure Location: 30319 Wiscoy Ridge Road
 Winona, MN 55987-5651
 United States
Phone:507-458-2408
Email:boxeldergrove@yahoo.com
Web site:http://www.geopathfinder.com

Type of Structure: Non-Loadbearing home
interior size: 888 sq ft
exterior size: 1080 sq ft
unconditioned space size: 216 sq ft
Number of stories: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Built primarily by: Owner Built
Building Code Jurisdiction: Winona
County: Winona

Open to participation in organized Home Tours.
Architect/Designer:self
 
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Begin Date: Friday, October 29, 1999
Completion/Occupancy Date: Thursday, May 11, 2000

Foundations and Floor: insulated 5" monolith concrete slab, using fiber reinforced concrete, only one line of rebar around the outer perimeter of the slab.
Exterior Finish:
    4'x8' textured fiber cement sheets
Interior Finish:
    Sheetrock
    used joint compound on sheetrock, spread 1/16" thick and textured with German-made rubber roller
Were the bales pinned?:
    no pinning
Pre-Compression:
    None
Bale type:
    2-string/wire
Bale dimensions: 14 inches X 18 inches X 36 inches
Number of bales used: 200
Straw type(s) used:
    barley
Bale Orientation:
    Bales on edge

Insured?: no
Mortgaged?: no

Unique features: galv. metal roof fills 2500 gal. s.s. rainwater cistern, 1540 watt off-grid PV system, used sheet rock joint compound and texture roller on the interior sheetrock, 2 ton brick/masonry stove is heat source (other than sun).

Problems encountered: none



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