Our application for consent to be an Owner Builder is on its way to the Victorian Building Authority. Yay!
Three days in and the hound house has straw bales! All the bales are in and trimmed. Poles for top plates in place, with tie down wires in position.
Two days into the hound house build and we have the makings of a foundation. Never thought it would take so long to get out of the ground!
Evaluating the site for the new hound house!
A cold winter night is an excellent inspiration for some straw bale building on a small scale. Presenting the detailed drawings of a straw bale dog kennel for two pooches!
Fantastic five day workshop with Huff and Puff in Ganmain over Easter. Much more relaxed pace than Carngham – time to take it all in and learn the theory side of things. Great to meet more budding straw bale builders – look forward to hearing of everyone’s journeys from here!
Oh so many bales to be raised at the Huff and Puff workshop at Carngham. Worked pretty damn hard for three days. Great experience with a great crew!
Welcome to the website of our hand made home. We’ve created this site to chronicle the journey of owner-building a home in Beechworth, Victoria, Australia. You can also connect with us on Facebook.
A big part of our desire for this project is to welcome the involvement of many others. There will always be lots to do on site, and we expect to have something happening most weekends. Sign up as a volunteer and we’ll keep you in the loop.