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Type of Structure: Loadbearing
Number of stories: 1
Built primarily by: workshop participants
Building Code Jurisdiction: ubc
Open to organized Home Tours and to visitors by appointment.
Construction Methods Used
Foundations and Floor: earth dug 3'-6" deep, poured concrete over sand with radiant floor.
Plaster was applied:
Over jute or other natural fabric
Plaster application method:
By hand, with trowels
Were the bales pinned?:
internal pinning, wood/bamboo
Bale dimensions: 16 inches X 18 inches X 44 inches
Number of bales used: 40
Straw type(s) used:
Bales on edge
Unique features: earthsheltered strawbale structure, 14' diam. 3'-6" deep - 9' clear to ceiling. vigas from felled trees on property. rooftop water collection to cistern. composting toilet, radiant floor, solar power.
Problems encountered: county required owner to obtain engineer and state perrmit.
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