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  • 1. The Accidental Straw Bale Homeowners Presented by Brenda and Chuck Horton Twitter: @BrendaHorton -- Facebook: facebook.com/BrendaTelloHorton Fan Page: facebook.com/HwareFB -- blog: www.hware.com/blog -- email: info@hware.com www.hware.com/sb
  • 2. Green Festival Rocks! www.hware.com/sb
  • 3. Garbage Turned into Art. www.hware.com/sb
  • 4. S.F. Green Festival After Party at Temple. www.hware.com/sb
  • 5. Outline •  The aesthetic beauty of a straw bale home. •  The technical details of straw bale home. •  How building and living in a straw bale home has shaped our lives. •  Q & A Time www.hware.com/sb
  • 6. Brenda and Chuck Horton •  Moved to the Foothills from the Bay Area in 2000. •  Own an online business training and software company called Hware (HumanityWare). •  Use virtual technologies to run business from straw bale home. www.hware.com/sb
  • 7. Stone path and deciduous wisteria  vines leading to our entrance. www.hware.com/sb
  • 8. This is where we run our company Hware.com, HumanityWare. www.hware.com/sb
  • 9. Luna Sagrada - Sacred Moon. During the Winter season,we love to sit in the Greatroom and watch the moon rise as it lights up the entire room. www.hware.com/sb
  • 10. . Entrance to the Great Room. www.hware.com/sb
  • 11. Great Room www.hware.com/sb
  • 12. Great Room www.hware.com/sb
  • 13. Reclaimed trusses from lumber mill in Forest Hill . www.hware.com/sb
  • 14. Concrete floors unstained and unsealed. The color came from leaves and native red soil. www.hware.com/sb
  • 15. It’s a GREAT room to have parties! www.hware.com/sb
  • 16. Views from Great room. Autumn leaves 2010 www.hware.com/sb
  • 17. Sunrise from Great Room. www.hware.com/sb
  • 18. Neighbors walking by the Great Room. www.hware.com/sb
  • 19. Kitchen and Great Room. www.hware.com/sb
  • 20. Open Kitchen www.hware.com/sb
  • 21. Our neighbor hanging out by kitchen window. www.hware.com/sb
  • 22. Curved walls and built-in niches throughout. www.hware.com/sb
  • 23. Reclaimed sinks and doors throughout. www.hware.com/sb
  • 24. Compost www.hware.com/sb
  • 25. Preparing our organic garden rooftop that  houses our well equipment. www.hware.com/sb
  • 26. 2.25 miles of hiking trails to take breaks from sitting  in front of our computer monitors all day. www.hware.com/sb
  • 27. Hiking on our trials through the Manzanita. www.hware.com/sb
  • 28. Stunning Sunsets www.hware.com/sb
  • 29. Breathtaking Sunsets www.hware.com/sb
  • 30. And the Bear River near by to relax. www.hware.com/sb
  • 31. Sustainable Building Techniques www.hware.com/sb
  • 32. Sustainable Building Techniques •  Straw Bale Exterior Walls •  Strawboard Interior Walls (Prestowall) •  Earth Plasters with Lime Plaster & Lime Wash for Exterior Walls •  Earth Plasters with Mica/Lime Texture for Interior Straw Bale Walls •  Clay and Wall Paints from Bioshield Paints (no VOCs) for Interior Strawboard Walls •  No VOC Stains from Bioshield Paints •  Post & Beam Framing •  Roll Form Metal Roof (life time roof, fire safe, no waste of materials or package) •  SIPs (Structurally Insulated Panels) for Roof Structure •  Insulation - UltraTouch natural cotton fiber insulation •  Slab on Grade •  Stain Concrete Slab, and Flagstone for Floors •  Radiant Heat •  Passive Cooling with central Evaporative Cooloer
  • 33. Sustainable Building Techniques •  Active Solar System – Uni-Solor Roll on Photovoltaic Panels, Charge Controller, Inverter & Batteries •  Passive Solar Design •  Recycled Wood for Trusts, Engineered Wood •  Pressure Treated Wood - ACQ (Ammonia, Copper and Quaternary Ammonia) not CCA - (Chromated, Copper, Arsenate) •  Local Crushed Gravel Driveway, DG, Pavers and Flagstone •  Loewen Windows made from Certified Sustainable Forest Products (see Loewen Enviro Statement) •  Day Lighting with Solar Tubes and Skylights •  High Efficiency Lighting •  Grey Water Plumbing for future Grey Water System •  Local Artisans •  Local Furniture •  High Efficiency Appliances •  High Efficiency Fireplace – Rumford Fireplace •  High Efficiency Windows
  • 34. Foundation www.hware.com/sb
  • 35. It All Starts with Raw Land www.hware.com/sb
  • 36. Radiant Floor Main Lines www.hware.com/sb
  • 37. Laying the radiant floor heating. www.hware.com/sb
  • 38. Pouring the Slab www.hware.com/sb
  • 39. Finishing the Slab www.hware.com/sb
  • 40. Keep Slab Wet for 2 Weeks for Better Curing and Finish www.hware.com/sb
  • 41. Framing www.hware.com/sb
  • 42. Post and Beam Framing Entry & Great Room www.hware.com/sb
  • 43. Building Rumford Fireplace www.hware.com/sb
  • 44. Garage & First Floor Framing www.hware.com/sb
  • 45. SIPsStructurally Insulated Panels www.hware.com/sb
  • 46. Stacks of SIPs www.hware.com/sb
  • 47. SIPs Installing on Roof www.hware.com/sb
  • 48. SIPs Installing on Roof www.hware.com/sb
  • 49. SIPs Installing on Roof www.hware.com/sb
  • 50. SIPs from Inside www.hware.com/sb
  • 51. Straw Bale www.hware.com/sb
  • 52. The Bales Arriving www.hware.com/sb
  • 53. The first bales installed. www.hware.com/sb
  • 54. Working those Bales www.hware.com/sb
  • 55. Straw Bale from Inside www.hware.com/sb
  • 56. Preparing the Bales www.hware.com/sb
  • 57. Interior Bale Wall www.hware.com/sb
  • 58. Exterior Bale Wall www.hware.com/sb
  • 59. Bales from Interior www.hware.com/sb
  • 60. Exterior Bale Wall www.hware.com/sb
  • 61. Bales Installed and Ready for Earth Plaster www.hware.com/sb
  • 62. Electrical inStraw Bales www.hware.com/sb
  • 63. Typical Wall Section www.hware.com/sb
  • 64. Earth and Lime Plaster Earth Plasters with Lime Plaster & Lime Wash for Exterior Walls Earth Plasters with Mica/Lime Texture  for Interior Straw Bale Walls www.hware.com/sb
  • 65. www.hware.com/sb
  • 66. www.hware.com/sb
  • 67. Putting on Earth Plaster www.hware.com/sb
  • 68. Earth and Lime Plaster www.hware.com/sb
  • 69. Earth and Lime Plaster www.hware.com/sb
  • 70. Earth with Mica/Lime Texturewww.hware.com/sb
  • 71. Lime Washing www.hware.com/sb
  • 72. Lime Washing www.hware.com/sb
  • 73. EveryStraw Bale Home Got Have A Truth Door www.hware.com/sb
  • 74. Strawboard Interior Walls (Prestowall) www.hware.com/sb
  • 75. Prestowall - Strawboard www.hware.com/sb
  • 76. Blocking for Radiant Floor Zone www.hware.com/sb
  • 77. Roll Form Roofing www.hware.com/sb
  • 78. Roll Forming the Roof Panels www.hware.com/sb
  • 79. Installing Uni-Solar Panel www.hware.com/sb
  • 80. Installing the Metal Roof www.hware.com/sb
  • 81. Installing the Metal Roof with Uni-Solar Panels www.hware.com/sb
  • 82. The Solar System www.hware.com/sb
  • 83. Uni-Solar PVL-128 Photovoltaic Panels on our roof www.hware.com/sb
  • 84. Charger Controllers Solar Boost 50s Solar Panels Combiner Boxes Solar Equipment Inverter Solar Trace SW4024 CircuitAc Breakers Disconnect Xantrex Grid Tie DC Disconnect Outback Power Panel 2 - Deep Cycle Forklift Batteries (1085 amps) Container 2 - Deep Cycle Forklift Batteries (1085 amps) www.hware.com/sb
  • 85. Solar System •  Photovoltaic Panels - 24 Uni-Solar PVL-128, Field Applied Flexible Roofing Laminate Photovoltaic Panels •  Inverter - Trace SW4024, Advanced Sine Wave Power Conversion Center •  6000 Watt 120 / 240 Volt AC Autotransformers, used for running our well •  Batteries - 2 General Battery 85-21 1055ah Industrial Batteries - 12v Set •  Outback Power Panel •  Charge Controllers - 2 Solar Boost 50 •  2 Combiners www.hware.com/sb
  • 86. Passive Solar Design – Block Summer Sun www.hware.com/sb
  • 87. Passive Solar Design – Let Winter Sun In www.hware.com/sb
  • 88. Other Special Features www.hware.com/sb
  • 89. Reclaimed Wood www.hware.com/sb
  • 90. Sunny enjoying Our Rumford Fireplace rumford.com www.hware.com/sb
  • 91. Concrete Floors Stained by Mother Nature www.hware.com/sb
  • 92. Reclaimed Doors www.hware.com/sb
  • 93. Reclaimed Sinks and Mirrors www.hware.com/sb
  • 94. Buffalo Grass www.hware.com/sb
  • 95. Roll Formed Metal Roof www.hware.com/sb
  • 96. Flagstone in Sand Paths www.hware.com/sb
  • 97. The Modeland Evaluations www.hware.com/sb
  • 98. Side Evaluations www.hware.com/sb
  • 99. Front & Back Evaluations www.hware.com/sb
  • 100. The Model www.hware.com/sb
  • 101. Resources and Q&A www.hware.com/sb
  • 102. Resources - www.hware.com/sb Website about ourhome: this slideshow, links to resources, pictures, floorplan, elevations, details, solar system, and much more www.hware.com/sb