29 Nov '14, 11pm

Check out this 9-step photo journal of one of my strawbale projects in West Virginia. Here are some details:...

In pictures No.1 and 2 (click the buttons above the picture) you can see the timber frame and roundwood for the exposed roof structure and interior columns. You can also see the rubble trench foundation which is filled in picture No.2 with the first 4" layer of the adobe floor. The floor was installed over 2 days with about 15 people moving 15 tons of material which is being levelled in picture No.3. All of the clay, except for the white finishing plaster (No.7), was from the building site leaving a hole where a pond now entertains wildlife. Girl power (No.4) was used to straighten out the straw bale walls with man power on the other side ready to tie off the bales to the posts. Picture No.5 shows the un-trimmed straw bales installed as cob balls were passed along a human conveyor belt ready for the interior cob walls. In No.6 you can see the beginning of the exterior lime...

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