Hi. We’re a small off grid family farm in central Missouri looking to upgrade our too- small now strawbale home.
We’re looking to begin anew -when the weather cooperates - this spring on construction of addition to said home. We use mostly locally sourced native lumber.
We’ll have opportunities for a person or two with skill set(s) below :
Electrical, especially solar Carpentry- native lumber and finish
Roofing- living and metal
Masonry- esp. dry laid
Permaculture Experience, personality and honesty are hallmarks of a good candidate.
If you’re a willing helper, and interested in a peaceful natural life slightly outside of the “modern world “ we may have a job for you. Referrals welcome. Camping available.
Hi Guys; Good luck on your expansion this spring! I hope you find some good helpers.
I have added this to the straw bale forum for you.
We have a job offered forum that this can be added to as well if you would like.
How did your build go? If you aren't finished I'd be willing to come up and work for a couple days. I'm looking to build a straw bale home in St Clair county and have a thousand questions to ask while we work. First off, where did you find the bales! I moved here expecting to be able to source straw locally but am having trouble finding a source.
Gregory: thanks for your reply to our now- old post. Things are going, but slowly. The base and posts are up but small design changes ( worries about load- bearing capacity) have slowed progress.
We aren’t using straw bales in this project- it’s all lumber- we have discovered the joy and ease of board-and- batten construction. Our original home is strawbale infill.
I’d drive around and ( though it’s too late) look for wheat fields or look on Craigslist. Ask at farmers markets. Modern wheats are short and farmers don’t have much use for straw.
We’re still making progress, though slow. you could come see what we’re doing. Let me know when is good.
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