OUR Straw bale
 
bale story
We have been planning the construction of our bale home for over 5 years. It’s been almost a year of hard work and it’s turning out beautifully - we hope to move in by summer.
 
 
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Long Time No Write
 
We still aren’t moved in but we’ve passed a huge milestone. The interior plaster work is finished. Now, all that’s left, is some minor carpentry finish work and LOTS of cleanup. We’ll probably start moving in little by little in another week.
 
There’s been so much done in the last few months (
 
Sunday, April 29, 2007
FINAL INSPECTIONS PASS
 
Final plumbing passed on April 12th, electrical on Friday the 13th and final building passed on April 16th. We had an awesome push the last few weeks with amazing efforts by Michael, Ira, Seth, Mike and Michele, Iza and Mik. We also had another plaster party - big thanks to Felipe, Marco, Roger,
 
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Plaster/Finish Work Continues
 
How would you like to be woken up by your horse asking to be fed - right outside your bedroom window??  That’s what happened when Mariah woke us up Saturday morning to get us up for plastering.
 
The last two weekends have been spent sifting excavated clay, horse manure, and cooking wheat paste for
 
Sunday, February 11, 2007
LOADS OF BUSY
 
It’s been almost 2 months since my last update. It’s been really busy. I’ve had my hands full with plumbing and electrical and, I’m very happy to say, are complete - plumbing top-out passed on Jan 25 and the electrical rough-in and branch circuits will pass tomorrow (hopefully).
We’ve had
 
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Tulikivi
 
Last week, 2 guys from Alaska Masonry Heat installed our Tulikivi soapstone heater. It’s complete except for the area where the chimney pipe exits the satellite and we still need to punch the chimney pipe through the roof. This will get done next week and, hopefully, for Christmas, we will be