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Anyone in Maine looking for reciprocal roof experience? earthbag?

 
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This spring/summer we will be building (hopefully) a round earthbag house with a reciprocal roof. We are learning as we go so I can't really offer any advice but would love to hear from anyone who has any to share.
If anyone is interested in coming out for the build and learning with us, please let me know. We may need some people with muscles to get the roof up!
 
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Where in Maine? We're pretty busy with the restaurant, but if it's not too far away and happens to be on a day when we can escape for a while, I can think of at least four people who'd be interested in helping...though probably not all at once, since SOMEONE has to keep the shop open. We are near Belfast.
 
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We are in the little town of Anson. North of Skowhegan. I don't think we're that close to you. Maybe 1 1/2 if I remember correctly.
 
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No experience with that kind of building either, but I'd love to learn and help! My schedule is wonky, so don't count on me, but if you're getting something together I'll see if I can work it out. Might have to bring a 4-year-old along - would that be okay?
 
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I'm looking for this type of experience!
I could come out for a day (or two I can can camp overnight and bring my six year old. She's an experienced natural builder. My 12 year old may also be available to help if he's not with his dad.)
I'm not very close to you, but I'd totally drive up, and maybe even bring a strong and enthusiastic adult friend or two.
 
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We have little kids, so this wouldn't be an issue. We are just working out the details of the house now and waiting for the snow to melt. I'm glad there might be some interest!
 
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Hey neighbor - sorry I missed this post. Did you already get the build done? If so, would love to see pics, and if not, what's the schedule looking like? Might be able to offer a hand - we're over in LaGrange.
 
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Unfortunately since everything is going wrong in some way or another so far, the build is going to be postponed. I will be back in contact when things are cooperating better. Thanks
 
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I've resigned myself to the idea that things going wrong just means you're on the right path - nothing worth doing is going to be easy, right? Definitely let us know - will keep an eye out.
 
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I agree! It will happen for sure. I love the reciprocal roof and will have to have one. It's just a matter of getting the stars to align. Thanks!
 
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