Throughout the process of building my cob house “Gobcobatron”, I documented the entire process of its construction online here at The Year of Mud, demonstrating the process I went through to build my first home. It has been a rewarding experience for me, and the feedback and learning experience has been wonderful.
This year, since beginning the construction of my new timber frame and straw bale home, time has been particularly scant, as the timeline was even more compressed and deadlines were many, thus a less detailed documentation effort during the building season throughout the various construction stages.
However, this winter I have plans to retrace my steps, to present how to build a timber frame and straw bale house.
Build Your Own Timber Frame & Straw Bale House
Over the course of the winter, I will present information on how we went about building the timber frame and the straw bale walls of our home, detailing each major step of the way, and any other interesting points that come up. I highly value documentation of this sort — personally speaking, it helps me to remember what I did and when, and it opens up a new channel for discussion and feedback.
I hope you will check back in as I retrace the exciting steps of the 2012 construction season here on The Year of Mud!