: Gail and Brian RobinsRegion
: email@example.comWeb site
: http://www.robinsnestretreat.comNumber of bedrooms
: 5Number of bathrooms
: 1/4pc. 1/6pcUsable floor area, square feet (interior)
: 2844Building footprint, square feet
: 3244Number of stories
: oneOccupancy date
: July 27, 2000Cost per square foot and what that includes
: Approx. $65 everything but the property.
Builder arrangement: Both owner and contractor
Main contractor name: Owner
Straw bale wall system subcontractor company: Camel's Back Construction
Plaster subcontractor company: Camel's Back Construction
Designer's name: Gail and Brian Robins
Length of time to build (start to occupancy): 1 year
Volunteer participation: family, friends and strangers all pitched in for stacking bales and getting ready to spray the masonry. We couldn't have done it as quickly as we did without the wonderful hands and energy of the volunteer helpers. Cudos to bale enthusiasts!!!
Ease of obtaining a building permit: Very easy
Other foundation info: floating pad, styrofoam insulation and vapour barrier under it with styrofoam down the outside of the pad for 12" and out for 2 ft.
Other roof system info: Wooden trusses with steel roofing
Other insulation materials used: blown cellulose in the attic
Other bale wall style info: Nebraska - Load bearing - no pinning, mesh, 2x4 and 2x8 framing for doors and windows no pinning, mesh, 2x4 and 2x8 framing for doors and windows
Straw type: Oat
Other plasters used: sprayed masonry (Hi-Bond) 2 coats inside and out with Stonemasons Instant waterproofing cement (colour pigment added) to seal the outside and Sheetrock 90 sponged on the inside
Other information about windows: vinyl double hung, low E argon gas
Mechanical systems info: Cross fire masonry heater supplemented by propane water heaters in the bathrooms
no cooling; extended 3 ft. eaves help to keep the sun out in the summer
Electrical systems info: hydro at this time,
Other green features: masonry heater, largest single story load bearing building in Canada (that we know of!)
Anything else you'd like to share?: Any interested parties please contact through above email. Visit web site for more pictures and a virtual tour.
14 1/2' t&g pine vaulted ceiling in great room.
5 bedrooms + master with ensuite.
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