Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Rammed Earth House July/August Update

                                                                 Hello Rammed Earth Builders

 It's been a bit slow due to weather, but we're making progress. After the trusses were up we started the fascia board 2"x 6" then the drip edge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Starting to shape up for sure

                 We purchased our metal roofing from Versaframe, excellent service i might add😀

                  Took week to finish and turned out well. We used Resisto Plus as the underlay.

              Now we'll begin to back fill, level and compact to the black line and start the plumbing

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                                                                             Cute
                                                          A picture can say so much 😉

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Looks pretty cool


Start laying out the required fittings

Better get these in the right place cause once their in and the concrete is poured that's it. 
 
Moving the kitchen drainage closer to the wall as it would have been in way while building the wall.






Assuming the position, LOL

Thursday, April 13, 2017

#rammed earth build April 2017 Yippee It's Spring!!







Hello again,

The winter was long and cold AF, finally the weather is decent enough to work outside.

So i continued with the 2"x 6" beaming on top of the rammed earth walls. The plates are bolted down with 1/2" concrete anchors, triple 2" x 6" over the windows and doorways.

  

Then proceeded to start with the trusses, this is when it changes shape. How Exciting!
But first farm duties, we had our first calf.
 

There's quite the pile of trusses!


 To speed up the process i nailed joist hangers in position while on the ground to the two end trusses.



First one is up!


Top of the Morning




Coming together nicely


The excavator sure came in handy as i was working alone for a couple days


Starting to look like a house, not Stonehenge anymore.

So there's my progress, time to go back to my job. Just in time as I'm sore, lol.

I like how it is beginning to fit in with the background, feels like it will blend in nicely.







Thursday, September 29, 2016

Rammed Earth House Walls Are Completed!

Here we are finishing up the last full height wall and two window walls and an entrance.




 I'd sure like to lay around, Geez




 It rained for 3days right after the wall was done.



Greenbuilding passive solar earth house
 Well that's the walls, Wow!
It's taken us 2 years to complete these walls, so glad to be done. It's been a ton of work, but it's kind of cool what you can accomplish with a bit of drive.
 Crushed rock and some weeping tile.
So we're not done shoveling yet, palm face.

We are making a shallow frost proof foundation,going 4' instead of 3' just cause :)