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Type of Structure:
Greenhouse built into a barn
interior size: 350 sq ft
Number of stories: 4
Built primarily by: Owner Built
Building Code Jurisdiction: San Miguel
County: San Miguel
Open to visitors by appointment.
| ||Las Vegas, ||NM ||87701|
| ||United States|
Subcontractors: Used ranch hands with no previous experience. Built the greenhouse using lexan on the south, east and west sides, the north side was built of straw bale into an older barn.
Begin Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2000
Completion/Occupancy Date: Friday, September 1, 2000
Foundations and Floor: It is a greenhouse, it has a natural dirt floor with hay scattered to absorb moisture.
natural the hay walls are inside the barn
Were the bales pinned?:
internal pinning, rebar
Bale dimensions: 16 inches X 18 inches X 36 inches
Number of bales used: 65
Straw type(s) used:
Strings up (flat)
Unique features: Did not have to plaster because the hay bale walls were built inside the barn, easy design, excellent insulation during our mountain winters.
Problems encountered: Because the barn was stationary, the designer used that direct south face angle, which causes the greenhouse to get to hot in the summer and did not provide enough air circulation.
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