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Offline RobJohnson

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Re: Yippee! One wall up!
« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2012, 03:26:48 PM »
Very interesting thread.

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Re: Yippee! One wall up!
« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2012, 03:35:15 PM »
I heard they're only about $20-30,000 to build.  It's a bargain.

It can cost as much as a stick-built, mostly labor costs.  I have everything I need to finish- doors & windows, floor tiles, whirlpool tub  :-) etc.-except the cabinets & bookcases. I've spent less than $17K. We're doing all the work, except electrical & I traded a horse for that.  
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Re: Yippee! One wall up!
« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2012, 03:41:26 PM »
If I could get away with paying $30,000 for a full-sized house, I'd be all over it.  I can't really swing living out in the country at the moment, though.
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Re: Yippee! One wall up!
« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2012, 03:53:33 PM »
If I could get away with paying $30,000 for a full-sized house, I'd be all over it.  I can't really swing living out in the country at the moment, though.
You can build straw bale in the city, but it's usually hard to get code approval because they think it'll burn (it won't). Quite a few SW cities have codes already.   But then, who wants to live in the city?  :tongue:
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Re: Yippee! One wall up!
« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2012, 05:14:20 PM »
Frank:

http://the-real-tomato.hubpages.com/hub/Straw-Bale-Homes---An-Earth-Friendly-Choice

Thanks; I went and read it.

However, when I get around to winning the Powerball lottery, my house is going to be made of high-quality stone, Tudor style.

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Re: Yippee! One wall up!
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2012, 09:58:15 AM »
Thanks; I went and read it.

However, when I get around to winning the Powerball lottery, my house is going to be made of high-quality stone, Tudor style.

Hampton Court and an English country garden in the Sandhills.


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