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, October 20, 2009
Finished Ceiling and Drying Mud
I can't even begin to total all of the hours that went into the
sanding, staining, clear coating, installing of the pine tongue
and groove planks on the ceiling. But I do know that had we
bought the panels of finished ceiling at the hardware store it
would have cost us close to $20,000. We did for less than $500.
Taping and Bedding
Monday, October 12, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Fire Brick Wall
Russ's first lesson in brick laying.
Adding a little spice from the nearby mountain.
Finishing up about 3 days later about 11 at night.
It's the most beautiful brick wall Russ has ever made. :)
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I wish that I had taken a picture of this 24 foot long piece of wood strapped
to the truck!
About 10 hours of love went into sanding, staining, sealing, and installing this window seat.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The making of a shower and hanging of a ceiling
We don't do anything the easy way.
Why by a prefab shower when you can just make one?
Stay tuned for the tiling of the shower...
Step one: buy 300 tongue and groove boards
Step two: sand 300 tongue and groove boards
Step three: stain 300 tongue and groove boards
Step four: clear coat/seal 300 tongue and groove boards
Step five: hang 300 tongue and groove boards
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