Strawbale is probably your best bet. It's extremely quick, especially if you are framing as well, and especially in a tiny house.
Im not sure if there are options that will get this house up before winter really sets in.
Definitely. Seal any drafts with loose straw pushed in with a blunt stick, then mud it.
Can we nix the joint compound, drywall, fiberglass, and goops? And still get it done in 2-3 weeks? Its going to be about 150 square feet or so.
We want to do it passive solar to the extent that we understand. Any good links for passive solar made simple?
Roberto pokachinni wrote: Opposite this wall (walls, floors, RMH bench...) you will want to have thermal mass; any stone, cob, et cetera will absorb the incoming sunlight, and thus passively moderate the house's temperature. If your overhang on your roof is the right amount, the summer sun is blocked, but the winter light enters. In the summer, your thermal mass acts as a cooling agent. You want your house to run more east/west than north/south, so that you have the largest walls on the structure facing South. You should place most or almost all of your windows on the South, and any other windows on other walls, if you do have them, should be small, and operable, so that you can ventilate. Passive solar is as simple as that.
Desiree Fleck wrote:We have a tipi up the hill that my partner, me, and our son have lived in before but my partner really would rather have a house that is more warm and comfortable and we also have an infant baby to care for. So the tipi is out of the question for now. We have been having some talks and throwing ideas around here. We want to do it passive solar to the extent that we understand. Any good links for passive solar made simple? For the north wall, we are talking about doing it with straw bales. I know that cob can have problems when applying it in the winter because of the freezing and thawing temps so we are talking about putting metal siding on the outside of the straw bale and doing a lime cob mix for the inside wall. The rest of the walls we will probably do more conventionally and side with wood, because we need to finish the job quickly.