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Owner:Henning Sehmsdorf
Contact Name:Jan Scilipoti
 Lopez Island, WA 98261
 United States
Structure Location:  
 Lopez Island, WA 98261
 United States
Phone:360-468-4718
Email:inshelter@yahoo.com

Type of Structure: Non-Loadbearing intern bunkhouse
interior size: 450 sq ft
Number of stories: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Built primarily by: Owner Built
Building Code Jurisdiction: San Juan County
County: San Juan

Open to organized Home Tours and to visitors by appointment.
Architect/Designer:Jan Scilipoti
 P. O. Box 542
 Lopez Island, WA 98261
 United States
Phone360-468-4718
Emailinshelter@yahoo.com
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Begin Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2001
Completion/Occupancy Date: Saturday, November 10, 2001

Construction Methods Used

Foundations and Floor: deck suspended from posts on piers
Exterior Finish:
    Earth or clay plaster
    Lime Plaster
Interior Finish:
    Earth or clay plaster
    Lime Plaster
Plaster was applied:
    Directly to the bales
Plaster application method:
    By hand, no tools
Were the bales pinned?:
    internal pinning, wood/bamboo
Pre-Compression:
    High tensile wire and gripples
Bale type:
    2-string/wire
Bale dimensions: 14 inches X 18 inches X 42 inches
Number of bales used: 250
Straw type(s) used:
    barley
Bale Orientation:
    Strings up (flat)

Insured?: yes
Mortgaged?: no

Unique features: Designed under owner/builder code; built primarily by interns on a sustainable farm



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