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The Eichlers' Home was the first straw bale built in northeast Kansas
The Eichlers' Home was the first straw bale built in northeast Kansas
The slab for the garage was poured over four prefab concrete pads
The slab for the garage was poured over four prefab concrete pads
The east side of the house has the main entryway
The east side of the house has the main entryway
A close-up view of the ICFs. There is an 8-inch space where the concrete is poured, with 2.5 inches of styrofoam on either side. Rebar provides extra support to the walls.
A close-up view of the ICFs. There is an 8-inch space where the concrete is poured, with 2.5 inches of styrofoam on either side. Rebar provides extra support to the walls.
The exterior of the ICFs had a multi-level waterproofing process applied and drainpipe put down around the perimeter of the exterior
The exterior of the ICFs had a multi-level waterproofing process applied and drainpipe put down around the perimeter of the exterior
This view from the west shows the roof trusses have begun to be set.
This view from the west shows the roof trusses have begun to be set.
The north side of the garage is getting stucco over its straw bales
The north side of the garage is getting stucco over its straw bales
The horizontal 2x4s, called ‘purlins’, are put in place to give the window boxes something to anchor to, as well as give an anchor for affixing pictures to the wall, once the plaster is on.
The horizontal 2x4s, called ‘purlins’, are put in place to give the window boxes something to anchor to, as well as give an anchor for affixing pictures to the wall, once the plaster is on.
Inside the main level, the initial stucco has been completed and the walls are ready for the three coats of plaster that will be applied over the stucco.
Inside the main level, the initial stucco has been completed and the walls are ready for the three coats of plaster that will be applied over the stucco.

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