Solar Project: The Wilson House

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Fall/Winter 2002
The new straw bale shed is well under way.

  Nov 8, 2002 - The sun rises from the east casting a brilliant pink reflection on everything.  
  October 30, 2002 - The kids and I create what I call a shed and they are calling a playhouse. The roof has already got the straw bales laid in the rafters. Claire and Ian help me prepare the chicken wire around the perimeter of the structure, stapling it in on the top and then the bottom.  
  October 30, 2002 - Claire peeks through the future window of her playhouse. Staw bale walls are half completed.  
  October 30, 2002 - The straw bale walls have been layed and stiched.  
  November 9, 2002 - Mixing one part portland cement, one part lime and five parts sand for the stucco on the shed.  
  November 16, 2002 - Three of the four outside walls have their first coat of stucco applied. The weather got too cold to complete the rest. We will wait for a lucky break this winter or complete in the spring.  
  Copyright 2002 John Wilson