Just received several photos of the finished office and spare bedroom cottage in Calingiri Western Australia.
Our clients have done a wonderful job and as a reminder here are the photos showing the progress. Job over job well done!
We believe that if you are going to be convincing in anything that you do then you should be convinced yourself. That is why we live in our own straw bale house. It is now over 18 years since we brought straw bale building to Australia and for the past 15 years we have had the amazing benefits of living in a straw bale home made up of 7 pavilions.
Our own home filmed by Better Homes and Gardens in Ganmain this is where we live and we love our straw bale home.
Thank you Better Homes and Gardens and especially Johanna Griggs, ENJOY!
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Come see the Marriage Room part of our straw bale home in Ganmain. There are 14 different straw bale buildings here that make up our business and home. Below is our Living Room Pavilion:
COME JOIN US TO LEARN HOW TO BUILD WITH STRAW BALES.
FRIDAY 30th March to TUESDAY 3rd April 2018
Come and get down and dirty learning earthen render and how to make an earthen floor apart from learning how to build in straw.
Today September 18th we started our 12th SITUPS home. The block of land is situated in Bathurst and our client has chosen a very good builder and his team from Bathurst. David Marshall of MADiK Constructions, is enjoying the experience of building with a new medium SITUPS. Here are some photos from today, we did not get unloaded until 10.30 and stopped work at 4pm. A good day with a team that has not put these up before.
The view over Bathurst
The slab ready to go!
Looking forward to tomorrow, perfect weather!
Blower Door test similar to the one done on the SITUPS.
Good news our SITUPS are performing well with the latest SITUPS home nearing completion. Our clients have gone to great lengths to ensure a home that passes the stringent requirements for a Passive House certification.
“Great result this week. With Passive House you make the inside air tight (no leaks) and use a mechanical ventilation system to move air in and out moderating the inside temp. To test the airtightness they use a blower door to measure outward pressure then inward pressure and average the air flows (leaks). Typical house would be 15-20 air changes per hour, Passive House certified maximum is .6 air changes, we got .28! Lowest the guy has seen. So all that tape and paper has paid off.”
Congratulations John and Kym.
SATURDAY 30th. September to WEDNESDAY 4th October 2017
Even with a small team of volunteers and a couple of workshop participants we have achieved an enormous amount in the 5 days. the earth Garden is looking great and this building will enhance it’s work and be a central point for the volunteers to meet and enjoy their work.
Here are some photos from the last day.
WE USE OUR HUFF ‘N’ PUFF HYBRID METHOD FOR ALL OUR WORKSHOPS.
SOME CUSTOM WORKSHOPS THAT WE HAVE CONDUCTED:
We receive several enquiries for custom workshops every month from all over Australia. We have started setting dates for 2017. So if you want Huff ‘n’ Puff Constructions to conduct a custom workshop to assist you in your building, then now is the time to contact us. We have done so many of these workshops and below is an idea of what can be achieved over a 5 day custom workshop.
Our last workshop held at Calingiri in Western Australia went very well and here are some photos of what we did in the 5 days:
Calingiri Western Australia Day 1
Calingiri Day 3
Calingiri Day 5
Aldinga South Australia
The Aldinga workshop was a huge success and one of the very best that we have conducted. Here are a few photos of the 5 day workshop in a great little eco village.
Carngham in Victoria and here is the plan:
Day 1 at Carngham Preparation for Workshop
End of Carngham Workshop Total 8 days from slab to ready for roofing.
One in Queensland at Canungra 3 Pavilions in 5 Days!
Canungra Day 1
Canungra Day 6
Oxley in Victoria Amazing Result!
Oxley Day 1
Oxley Day 5
Things are moving well with the SITUPS in Victoria that begun before Christmas. The owner and his builder are doing a wonderful job. The windows fitted well and it is looking pretty special. Next will be the rendering.
Congratulations John and Stuart.
Some photos of the progress:
DAY 1 Slab ready to build on.
Start of Day 2 ALL SITUPS in place next job window and door lintels.