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Owner:david and jennifer morrison
Contact Name:
Mailing address: 5849 damon lake rd n.e.
 blackduck, mn 56630
 United States
Structure Location: 5849 damon lake rd ne
 blackduck, mn 56630
 United States
Email:livegreen@email.com
Web site:http://www.livegreen.org

Type of Structure: Non-Loadbearing home
interior size: 2100 sq ft
unconditioned space size: 200 sq ft
Number of stories: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 1
Built primarily by: Owner Built
County: beltrami

Open to visitors by appointment.

Subcontractors: we built the whole darn thing ourselves...

Begin Date: Friday, June 1, 2001

Construction Methods Used

Foundations and Floor: one peice floating slab on raised foundation of sand/gravel.
Exterior Finish:
    earthen rendering with lime washes
Interior Finish:
    earthen rendered with lime washes
Plaster was applied:
    Directly to the bales
Plaster application method:
    By hand, with trowels
Were the bales pinned?:
    external pinning, wood/bamboo
Pre-Compression:
    None
Bale type:
    2-string/wire
Bale dimensions: 18 inches X 18 inches X 36 inches
Number of bales used: 600
Straw type(s) used:
    oat
Bale Orientation:
    Strings up (flat)

Insured?: yes

Unique features: the planned heating will be with a ground water heat pump, the bathroom uses a clivus composting toilet and the entire waste water will route through a grey water system in house. eventually will be off grid.

Problems encountered: none yet, but give me time.



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