Tuapte Semper Ingredere Via

Community, People, Localization – a return to a human scale

Roof on and framing inspection passed

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Framing inspector passed the work no problem.   Nice to have no costly hiccups.
Roof was put on last week and when the sun is out its very reflective !  Should be great for some rain barrels and collecting water for gardens.   If it ever rains again.


Steel roof on. A must for harvesting rain water.

Pushed loads of dirt over the west side of the house to clear off the grass.  Plan is to plant perennial stuff like herbs etc and low grass, creeping thyme etc to keep the soil in place.   Also is a good firebreak around the house.   Have to plant grass over the sceptic tank area anyways.   Probably have someone who knows about flowers plant some perennials also.  Next year will be on the west porch enjoying what has been planted , the view and wine

Looking west from the porch. Future herb and perennial garden

Looking southwest from the porch. Future herb and perennial garden

Below is the house from the road as one comes along the access road.  House is of course not parallel to the road as I wanted it turned to face the south for maximum passive solar.   Talked beforehand to a number of people with passive solar designed houses and they have been able to substantially reduce by over 50% their heating costs during the winter.  With strawbale walls this will work great in the winter and keep the house cool in the summer.

From the road





Written by dcveale13

July 28, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Posted in Building, Cameron Veale

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  1. Looking good so far!


    July 29, 2012 at 9:03 pm

  2. Wow Cameron! It’s really coming along! You will be able to live there this winter!!! Cant wait to see the hay-bales in! Way to go. E.


    July 31, 2012 at 2:13 pm

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