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Contact Name:Hunt Utilities Group, LLC
Mailing address: 2502 24th St SW
 Pine River, MN 56474
 United States
Structure Location: 2502 24th St SW
 Pine River, MN 56474
 United States
Web site:

Type of Structure: Hybrid loadbearing/nonloadbearing commercial
interior size: 5000 sq ft
Number of stories: 2
Built primarily by: Owner Built

Open to drop-in visitors.

Construction Methods Used

Foundations and Floor: crushed rock on compacted earth, insulated floor system mostly concrete with airchannel heat storage underneath
Exterior Finish:
    Earth or clay plaster
Interior Finish:
    Earth or clay plaster
Plaster was applied:
    Directly to the bales
Plaster application method:
    clay slip power sprayed with a hand layer of cob to finish more to follow
Were the bales pinned?:
    no pinning
Bale type:
Bale dimensions: 36 inches X 36 inches X 96 inches
Number of bales used: ~100
Straw type(s) used:
Bale Orientation:
    Strings up (flat)

Insured?: no
Mortgaged?: no

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