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.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
It began with a double stack of treated 2x4's and 2x6's on
top of the footings running parallel around the perimeter of the house.
Then came the 2x12's and metal Simson Ties and we were vertical.
Box beams on top of the 2x12 posts- and we have the main supports for the roof.
Making our house a "Post and Beam House with Cellulose (strawbale) Insulation"
That is how the bank refers to our house.
This is a view of the south facing wall that will have five large
windows for maximum passive solar heating in the winter.
(Passive solar means that we will be taking advantage of the
sunshine coming thru the windows in the winter and adding
extra free heat to the inside of the house)
Interior walls are framed like a regular "stick built" house.
Interior view of our open living, dining, kitchen room with
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