Area of Home:
Owner Name: Chris Vander Hout
Type of building (home, cottage, studio, cabin): Residence
Number of bedrooms/bathrooms:2 bedrooms/ 2 bathrooms
Special rooms (library, den, great room, study, observatory, etc.): Integrated solarium for passive solar gain
Construction method (load-bearing, post and beam, hybrid): Post and Beam
Square footage: 1700
Number of stories (one, one and one half, two): 1
Stage of completion: 80%
Date of occupancy: Jan 05
Other unique systems/features of the building: Composting toilet/ Greywater, Wood logged from property used for siding, decking, trim and interior doors
Builder (owner, contractor, both): Owner
Designer (name and phone number):
Architect (name and phone number): Martin Liefheber
Engineered components (full plans, wall system, foundation, floor and roof trusses):
Engineer (name and phone number):
Volunteer participation: Bale raising
Building Inspector: Ray Holiday
Ease of getting building permit: fine
Length of time to build (start to occupancy): 8 months
Foundation method and material(s) (slab on grade, shallow insulated edge thickend slab, floating slab): Frost walls/ basement
Roof style (gable, hip, etc.): Shed and flat/ living
Roofing method and material(s) (engineered trusses, A trusses, scissor trusses, compant roof, insulspan, etc.): Engineered Rafters
Bale wall style (edge stacked, flat stacked, in-fill, load bearing, etc.): Flat stacked
Notes on bale walls (ie, pinned or not, mesh, framing material/style): meshed and stiched
Plastering methods/materials (exterior and interior, cement/lime/sand, clay/lime, hemp fiber, etc.): Cement lime and Clay interior walls
Finish layer methods/materils (exterior and interior, structolite, lime slip, brused, troweled, rolled, sprayed, etc.): paint/ rolled
Colourant added (pigment, paint including type, acid etch, chemical wash, etc.):
Other insulation materials (including attic and wall penetrations if any):
Window style/materials (wood, aluminum, vinyl, double hung, casement, low E, gas filled including gas, other films or coatings): Fiberglass, Heat mirror/low E
Heat source(s) (water tank, boiler, cook stove, wood stove, etc.): Wood stove
Fuels used (wood, propane, natural gas, etc.): propane cook stove and wood
Cooling source(s) (air conditioning, ground water or pond loop, evaporator, etc.): Natural ventilation/ good insulation
Electrical source/system: Grid
Water collection/distribution system (drilled well, dug well, rain barrels, cloud catcher, etc.): Dug well
Sewage collection/disposal system (sewer, septic, Eco-Flow, Waterloo, etc.): Clivus Multrum
Cost for per square foot (what does it include):
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Street Address: 111284 Grey Road#3, Ayton Ontario
Nearest Town/City: Hanover
Go north on Hwy 6 to Regional Rd. 7 ( a few kilometers )
Take a left on 7 to go through Elora up to Teviotdale.
Continue straight past Teviotdale ( 7 turns into Hwy 9 and there is an Esso gas bar on that corner)
Got through Harriston
A few kilometers past Harriston turn Right on Ayton Rd.( there is a Jim Harkness Equipment sales on that corner)
Follow this road towards Ayton.
Ayton road turns into Grey Rd. #3 at the first crossroad.
There are a couple of 90 degree turns so watch for the Ayton signs.
Our property is on Grey Rd. # 3 .
You will come to a valley where the South Saugeen River flows under the road.
We are the first left before the river, with a steep inclined driveway.
There is a Blue sign with our street # 111284 on the drive.
If you go too far and are North of the river, there is a Junior Farmers Park on the left side of the road.( Rest Area)
Approximately 1 ¾ hrs from Dundas.
Enjoy the drive.