The Natural Cottage Project at the Strawbale Studio (outside of Oxford, MI) is well underway! We are halfway through the workshop and have made amazing progress. Today is a day off (which allowed me a little time to write this), then tomorrow, we´ll get back into it. In a few weeks, I´ll explain more of the entire process for building the cottage, but for now, I thought you´d be excited to see how far we´ve come.
Feel free to ask some questions and I´ll try to give a more complete update next time!
Love and Peace to you all!
|Sawing out a tenon for the bottom of the post!
|We made some cob to create the bond beam in the foundation (to attach strawbales to) and we also started a garden wall beside the cottage to create a little seating area. I love the versaility and flexiblility of cob!
|I got to do some of the actual placement of the beams and floorboards for the loft in the stucture. Those push-ups paid off!
|Laying rough sawn cottonwood floorboards for the loft.
|Hammering a peg. There is no metal in this frame!
|The Foundation and Timberframe Completed!
|How cool is that!!?!