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Contact Name:Géza Lakatos
Mailing address: Széchenyi u 55
 Máriahalom,   2527
Structure Location: Árpád u 523
 Máriahalom,   2527

Type of Structure: Non-Loadbearing home
interior size: 80 sq meter
Number of stories: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1
Built primarily by: Owner Built

Open to visitors by appointment.

Begin Date: Saturday, January 6, 2001

Foundations and Floor: frost protected shallow foundation, mud floor
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?:
    external pinning, wood/bamboo
Bale type:
Bale dimensions: 350 mm X 500 mm X 900 mm
Straw type(s) used:
Bale Orientation:
    Bales on edge

Insured?: no
Mortgaged?: no

Unique features: almost total south side is fixed window low-e, finnish mass stove upstairs

Problems encountered: post and beam structure has tilted a bit

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