J. Tabordiy

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took some pictures with my cellphone, but the house is too small to have nice pictures from the inside, maybe i need to find someone to lend me a fish-eye lens  

Hey folks,

so been 5 years we moved into the house, and it feels great :D

Today i was showing this post to some friends and thought to make an update on how we use the house nowadays

The stone floor (the old mill, there is no more water channel to bring water) is now a small brewery, we brew around 80l a month and the temperature is very stable inside (most of the year, probably 9 or 10 months, stays over 15ºC and all year under 25ºC) great to brew ales and some lagers when to cold
The first floor is our small living room with a small kitchen (that is still unfinished - we live in a community and meals are on the main common house) a lot of storing places on some built in closets and sofa.
The top floor is the sleeping room, we are able to stand straight perfectly on the firs 0,5m from the window and on the lowest part there are nice built in closets for clothes and storage.

Today there would be things we would have made different and still plan to change:
- we used scavenged windows and most of them are single glass, in winter we use thick curtains but definitely something to improve
- we still miss the last plaster layer on the outside wall (we only made two) but been strong and not many cracks appeared (mostly around wood of the windows (wood-clay connection no easy) we plan to still plaster and lime the exterior, still didn't and the walls look fine
- the small hanging platform from the entrance of the 1st floor needs roofing because too much water makes it slipery and starts to rot the tops of the beams with the humidity

We spent less than 500 euros (including the few tools we used) to build this little home on top of an old ruin. Took less than 3 years from planning it, getting materials building and start using it as a livable space, we are still planing to finish it, but we had a very different rhythm since we moved in :D

will try to make some pictures soon to show
planing on doing something similar...

did you end up building this?

i just upcycled two old pression beer kegs of 50l each

till now i've been doing 25l batches, would like to go up to 200l, so would be ideal to boil/heat two pots at same times...

i thought of J shaped rocket stove like the one in your diagram, and then making somehow a top skirt that envolves both pans, probably the one directly under the heat conduct will boil faster and the second one already heating up pretty good before the heat excapes from the pipe...

is there any other good post for making boiling water rocket stoves for beer taht you  found?
5 years ago
so in the meanwhile we finished the plaster, also the inside is mostly done

check the plastering thread here: https://permies.com/t/59440/Plastering-Light-straw-clay-Roundwood
and a small video from start to "finish" here: https://permies.com/t/64898/ruin-house-video-Roundwood-small
hi all,

for a long time we don't update our posts on the forum, we noticed our posts featuring on the best posts column in the roundwood framing forum, ,
thank you all for the encouragement, help and all the info (read hundreds of posts on this forum already i think)

the whole house building process took less than 2 years, not working full on it, we were completely unexperienced and the timber framing took more than a year i guess,

on the many visits my father made, he took some pics and made a nice video of the evolution of the house

we are living on it since end of October and it's been so nice

we already had quite strong winds and everything is sound and stable, almost no cracks on the plastering, there is still many details to finish, and one day we may show how the furniture is going (we are building it still, although the sleeping room is already done

for now we leave you my father's video

Hi, the house is finished and we are living inside since end of last year i forgot to share the link to the plastering of these walls, check it here: https://permies.com/t/59440/Plastering-Light-straw-clay-Roundwood

soon will post a video and some updates of living in the house so far
and some "glass plastering" to show the straw clay wall
and some pictures from the interior, we leave the second layer on the inside to do it later, and are going to put the roof tiles very soon,