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Name: Ecology Retreat Centre

Owner: Russell Scott



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

Number of bedrooms/bathrooms: one room

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

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

Square footage: 144

Number of stories (one, one and one half, two): one

Stage of completion: one coat of plaster

Date of occupancy: 2004

Other unique systems/features of the building: will be combined with greenhouse, has domed, curved steel roof

Builder (owner, contractor, both): owner

Designer (name and phone number): owner

Architect (name and phone number):

Engineered components (full plans, wall system, foundation, floor and roof trusses):

Engineer (name and phone number):

Volunteer participation:

Building Inspector:

Ease of getting building permit:

Length of time to build (start to occupancy): 5 days

Foundation method and material(s) (slab on grade, shallow insulated edge thickend slab, floating slab): 6" concrete footing

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

Roofing method and material(s) (engineered trusses, A trusses, scissor trusses, compant roof, insulspan, etc.): steel roof

Bale wall style (edge stacked, flat stacked, in-fill, load bearing, etc.): edge stacked

Notes on bale walls (ie, pinned or not, mesh, framing material/style): no pins, no mesh

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

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

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

Other insulation materials (including attic and wall penetrations if any): Roxul

Window style/materials (wood, aluminum, vinyl, double hung, casement, low E, gas filled including gas, other films or coatings): recycled from landfill site

Heat source(s) (water tank, boiler, cook stove, wood stove, etc.): solar and chickens (40 btu/hr/chicken)

Fuels used (wood, propane, natural gas, etc.): not installed yet

Cooling source(s) (air conditioning, ground water or pond loop, evaporator, etc.):

Electrical source/system:

Water collection/distribution system (drilled well, dug well, rain barrels, cloud catcher, etc.):

Sewage collection/disposal system (sewer, septic, Eco-Flow, Waterloo, etc.):


Cost for per square foot (what does it inlude):

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