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Grand Designs Indoors S01E04 – The Half Timbered Cottage

Saturday, January 17th, 2015:

“Kathryn and Charlie Raywood set about renovating a farmhouse cottage. The couple draw inspiration from Sainte Chapelle, Shakespeare’s birthplace and Gwidyr Castle. They start to strip the place back to its medieval roots. But with a meagre budget of just £10,000 the basic structural work to the house eats up 80% of the budget, leaving […]  Read more from > Grand Designs Indoors S01E04 – The Half Timbered Cottage

Rice Hull Mesh Earthbags

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015:

This bit of news is a nice breakthrough for rice hull earthbag building. Using a suggestion from Richard, a long time reader, I made a test bag using raschel mesh and rice hulls. I had previously ruled out using rice hulls in mesh bags, because it seemed certain that the hulls would fall through. Well, […]  Read more from > Rice Hull Mesh Earthbags