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


Driving Directions:


From Guelph

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.



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