Straw Bale Hermitage

Building the Strawbale Hermitage

Spring 2010

 


 

Framing. Slab is insulated.

Framing. Slab is insulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roof Framing

Roof Framing

Metal Roof. Ready for the straw bales.

Metal Roof. Ready for the straw bales.

Carpenters Extraordinaire: Matthew, Tom, Bob

Carpenters Extraordinaire: Matthew, Tom, Bob

Steve Kemble and Molly Curry, of Mud Straw Love, introduction to Straw Bale Construction Workshop

Steve Kemble and Molly Curry, of Mud Straw Love, introduction to Straw Bale Construction Workshop

Strawbale Construction Workshop Opening Day Cookout

Strawbale Construction Workshop Opening Day Cookout

Workshop Opening Contra Dance

Workshop Opening Contra Dance

Strawbale Walls

Strawbale Walls

Strapping for Walls

Strapping for Walls

Tying off bales

Tying off bales

Big straps for walls.

Big straps for walls.

Bales and Framing Around Windows

Bales and Framing Around Windows

Putting up the Straw Bale Walls

Putting up the Straw Bale Walls

North Wall

North Wall

Team at Lunch in barn

Team at Lunch in barn

Getting the bales tight against the ceiling

Getting the bales tight against the ceiling

Designer, Tom Temple

Designer, Tom Temple

Mixing Lime Plaster for outside walls

Mixing Lime Plaster for outside walls

Lime plastering first layer of north wall

Lime plastering first layer of north wall

Lime Plastering outside walls

Lime Plastering outside walls

Trimming bales inside

Trimming bales inside

Mud pit. Mud was dug right outside the building

Mud pit. Mud was dug right outside the building

Mixing the mud.

Mixing the mud.

Mud Dobbing the inside walls - four layers - went on for months

Mud Dobbing the inside walls – four layers – went on for months

With many Volunteers

With many Volunteers

Doug fashioning a turtle on the outside wall

Doug fashioning a turtle on the outside wall

Steve and Mollie

Steve and Mollie

Mud Dobbers Extraordinaire!

Mud Dobbers Extraordinaire!

Kitchen

Kitchen

South-facing windowseat

South-facing windowseat

Front Door

Front Door

Niche

Niche

Truth Window showing strawbale wall

Truth Window showing strawbale wall

Visitors

Visitors

Finishing the lime plastering.

Finishing the lime plastering.

Dedication of the Sallie McFague Strawbale Hermitage

Dedication of the Sallie McFague Strawbale Hermitage

Front Porch

Front Porch

Front Door

Front Door

The Hermitage

The Hermitage