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Kris Johnson
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I started building this a little over a year ago the lower portion is made of three layers of rammed tires with the first course rammed with gravel and the next two rammed with onsite earth. There are six courses of 3 string bales in total enjoy the pics! ALL COMMENTS AND CRITIQUES WELCOME!

FYI: this is the first project of the like that I have done.
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First courses of tires
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Tire courses finished with wood bond beam
 
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More pics
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First "weed bale I made...
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... and placed
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first course of weed bales on 2nd course straw bale
 
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More pics
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One side to window buck almost copleted
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Final course of bales completed
 
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A ladder bond beam was placed around the last course of bales and pinned to them with wooden stakes. The top was then compacted down with ratchet straps and held down with metal wire from top bond beam to bottom bond beam. More progress pics to come!
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Walls being wrapped in chicken wire and filled with straw
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