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Contact Name:Leigh Monson
Mailing address: 616 High Cliff Rd.
 Jasper, GA 30143
 United States
Structure Location: 616 High Cliff Rd
 Jasper, GA 30143
 United States
Phone:678-313-7407
Email:sk88ter@mindspring.com

Type of Structure: Loadbearing home
interior size: 1500 sq ft
exterior size: 1600 sq ft
unconditioned space size: 1600 sq ft
Number of stories: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 2
Built primarily by: Owner Built
Building Code Jurisdiction: Pickens
County: Pickens

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Architect/Designer:Monson Design Group
 616 High Falls Rd
 Jasper, GA 30143
 United States
Phone678-313-7407
Emailsk88ter@mindspring.com
Web

Builder:Monson Design Group
 616 High Cliff Rd
 Jasper, GA 30143
 United States
Phone678-313-7404
Emailsk88ter@mindspring.com
Web

Begin Date: Thursday, January 1, 2004
Completion/Occupancy Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2004

Construction Methods Used

Foundations and Floor: Frank Loyd Wright rubble foundation Monolith concrete slab with 24x12 grade beam
Exterior Finish:
    Cement Plaster
Interior Finish:
    Cement Plaster
Plaster was applied:
    2x4 18ga welded wire
Plaster application method:
    By hand, with trowels
Were the bales pinned?:
    internal pinning, rebar
    external pinning, steel/hog panel
Pre-Compression:
    High tensile wire and gripples
    High tensile wire and bale wire puller
Bale type:
    2-string/wire
Bale dimensions: 13 inches X 18 inches X 32 inches
Number of bales used: 500
Straw type(s) used:
    wheat
Bale Orientation:
    Strings up (flat)

Insured?: no
Mortgaged?: no
Appraised Value: 100,000.00

Unique features: Concrete Bond beams top and bottom Straw bale roof 12/12 pitch supported by stucco inside and out like the walls, first of it's kind that I know of, a English/French cottage style house,bales and stucco are Structureal, no arch or barrel roof.



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