We drive a car that runs on used vegetable oil and we built a straw bale house... we thought this might be a fun way to document our adventures and maybe, in turn, help others who decide to give it a go as well. Note: If you are interested in reading about the building of our straw bale house check out the blog archive (on the right side a little ways down) from 2008- when we began our research and 2009- when we actually constructed the house.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Our first estimate
Yesterday we finally got back our blueprints and an estimate from a guy who does excavation and concrete slab/footings. For our 1200 square foot straw bale home he is estimating it being around $9222 and then the extra it will take for the radiant floor is another $1600. That is all more than we expected. Russ then spoke with his electrician friend and he recommended another guy who he says does better work than the original. He also gave us names of two other sub contractors that we now have plans out to for estimates. So it really seems to be all about asking around- and finding out who would the people that know anything about construction hire to do work for them. So, stay tuned as the numbers keep rolling in!
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