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Owner:candace gossen
Contact Name:candace
Mailing address: 2323 se tamarack ave
 portland, or 97214
 United States
Structure Location: 2323 se tamarack
 portland, or 97214
 United States
Phone:503.502.1880
Email:ecogossen@solar783.com
Web site:http://www.solar783.com

Type of Structure: Loadbearing sb library/office
interior size: 48 sq ft
exterior size: 120 sq ft
Number of stories: 1
Built primarily by: workshop participants
Building Code Jurisdiction: cabo/ubc
County: multnomah

Open to organized Home Tours and to visitors by appointment.
Architect/Designer:solar7.83 design studio
 same as owner
 ,
 
Phone
Emailecogossen@solar783.com
Webhttp://www.solar783.com

Construction Methods Used

Foundations and Floor: rubble trench 18" x 24" using reycled sidewalk chunks and riverrock - with 2 layers of rammed earth tires as plinth wall. trex on top of tires for framing; int floor sand bag with recycled demolition bricks, no mortar.
Exterior Finish:
    1-earth/2-lime/3-cement finish
Interior Finish:
    Earth or clay plaster
    fly ash
Plaster was applied:
    coconut fiber and direct to bales
Plaster application method:
    By hand, with trowels
Were the bales pinned?:
    internal pinning, wood/bamboo
Pre-Compression:
    None
Bale type:
    3-string/wire
Bale dimensions: 16 inches X 24 inches X 48 inches
Number of bales used: 70
Straw type(s) used:
    wheat
Bale Orientation:
    Strings up (flat)

Unique features: passive solar heated; will have pv power for lighting collects rainwater from roof to pond and for collection; constructed of recycled materials, recycled steel roof shingles

Problems encountered: 1 mile from downtown. neighbors complained, nuisance abatement and structural required state compliance and permitting. obtained permit through appeals $2,000 dollars later.



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