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In pictures: Building a 4,000 house

House building project - picture courtesy envisioneer.net

Work on a 4,000 house in southern Scotland started in 2004. The first step was to put in place the stone foundations to the building. All pictures courtesy envisioneer.net

House building project - picture courtesy envisioneer.net

Once the foundations were in place it was possible to put joists in position to ensure a firm base for the building

House building project - picture courtesy envisioneer.net

The walls of the unusual property were made up of about 200 straw bales

House building project - picture courtesy envisioneer.net

Disaster struck the project in 2005 when water damage - due to tarpaulin failure - left the building in a sorry condition

House building project - picture courtesy envisioneer.net

Window frames slotted well into the straw structure

House building project - picture courtesy envisioneer.net

The rafters were designed to be visible inside the building once it was completed

House building project - picture courtesy envisioneer.net

After the second set of walls was completed the turf roof was able to be added to the structure

House building project - picture courtesy envisioneer.net

The house cuts a distinctive figure from the outside

House building project - picture courtesy envisioneer.net

Inside, the 4,000 home boasts a stove, water supplied by rainfall and gets its electricity from a car battery



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How to build a house for 4,000
10 Mar 08 |  South of Scotland



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