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Owner: Anne-Marie and David Warburton


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Type of building (home, cottage, studio, cabin): home

Number of bedrooms/bathrooms: 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom

Special rooms (library, den, great room, study, observatory, etc.): family room

Construction method (load-bearing, post and beam, hybrid): post and beam

Square footage: 2460

Stories: two

Stage of completion: complete

Date of occupancy: December 1998

Other unique systems/features of the building: Tempcast radiant fireplace, Waterloo Biofilter waste treatment, astounding gardens

Builder (owner, contractor, both): contractor

Designer: owner

Architect: Linda Chapman

Engineered components: full plans


Volunteer participation: bale walls all volunteers

Building Inspector: Peter Oomen - Town of Mono (retired)

Ease of getting building permit: very easy

Length of time to build: 6 months

Foundation method and material(s): four foor frost wall, insulated slab

Roof style (gable, hip, etc.): unique

Roofing method and material(s): engineered trusses

Bale wall style: infill

Notes on bale walls (ie, pinned or not, mesh, framing material/style): pinned with bamboo, chicken wire, quilted with binder twine

Plastering methods/materials (exterior and interior, cement/lime/sand, clay/lime, hemp fiber, etc.): exterior and interior cement/lime/sand

Finish layer methods/materials (exterior and interior, structolite, lime slip, brused, troweled, rolled, sprayed, etc.): structolite inside

Colourant added (pigment, paint including type, acid etch, chemical wash, etc.): iron oxide

Other insulation materials: rock wool

Window style/materials (wood, aluminum, vinyl, double hung, casement, low E, gas filled including gas, other films or coatings): wood, triple glazed

Heat source(s): radiant in floor heating downstairs, radiators upstairs, boiler

Cooling source(s):

Electrical source/system: grid

Water collection/distribution system: drilled well

Sewage collection/disposal system: Waterloo BioFilter

Additions/renovations: removed one bale wall after 6 years and made a room larger

Cost for per square foot: $95 all in

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