Re: [The_Yurt_Community] Re: Myself
- You would need to build a substantial step up to the height of the straw bale.. But it could work and would look really nice rendered in adobe. If the cover came down over the bales it might be a missed opportunity for some space outbound the yurt for pots/growing etc.I'm starting the trellis Walls this week with the Hazel poles I coppiced on Saturday.Sent from my iPhone
On 16 Mar 2012, at 08:30, keith white <earthflash@...> wrote:I like the straw bale idea, just a bit worried about prolonged wet, damp conditions. Still, with the right protection it's something to think about. If the cover was a bales' depth longer it could come down to cover the whole lot, stopping a few inches above ground level, overlapping the vapour barrier upstand on the outside of the bales...
From: geraldwoodside <geraldwoodside@...>
Sent: Friday, 16 March 2012, 6:00
Subject: [The_Yurt_Community] Re: Myself
Is this construction to be permanent, or semi-permanent? If it is, you would be money ahead by wrapping the straw bales with wire mesh (could be used) then plastering with a sand cement mix, including the floor. You would need good drainage under as well as a good vapor/rodent barrier. I have a friend in Arizona that built his shop/garage entirely with straw bales that were plastered over giving it the look of adobe. The shop stays warmer in winter, and cooler in summer than the house. that is conventional construction. There are concrete treatments that make quite an attractive floor.
--- In The_Yurt_Community@yahoogroups.com, Marshall Eppley <mep9668291@...> wrote:
> how about putting down a vapor barrier placing straw bails on top cover with 2x4's laid flat and then sheeted in. cut it round,and kill two birds with one stone.insulated floor cheap,and easy to build. once you have it built take thinner plywood and in circle the deck so it will hold the walls in place and it also gives you a spot to fasten your wall covering to.