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Contact Name:Scott & Arina Pittman
Mailing address: PO Box 3702
 Pojoaque, NM 87501
 United States
Structure Location:  
 Pojoaque, NM 87501
 United States
Email:pci@permaculture.org
Web site:http://www.permaculture.org

Type of Structure: Non-Loadbearing home
interior size: 2300
exterior size: 2300
unconditioned space size: 2500
Number of stories: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 2
Built primarily by: Owner Built

Open to organized Home Tours and to visitors by appointment.
Architect/Designer:Janice Vascott, Architect
 410 Nazario
 SAnta Fe, NM 87501
 United States
Phone505-986-3851
Email
Web

Subcontractors: JIm Davila is an excellent mud plaster specialist, also an artist. His work graces our house.

Foundations and Floor: monolith concrete slab with radiant heat
Exterior Finish:
    Earth or clay plaster
Interior Finish:
    Earth or clay plaster
    Sheetrock
Plaster was applied:
    Directly to the bales
Plaster application method:
    By hand, with trowels
Were the bales pinned?:
    no pinning
Pre-Compression:
    None
Bale type:
    2-string/wire
Number of bales used: 500
Straw type(s) used:
    wheat
Bale Orientation:
    Strings up (flat)

Insured?: yes
Mortgaged?: yes

Unique features: We used great quality strawbales from 1-800-easyhay from Texas. The owner sent us some "baby-bales" - half sized construction density bales that worked great over windows and door boxes, where regular bales would be hard to work with.

Problems encountered: none



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