From Day 1 to Day 8 with good organisation, materials on site, a good carpenter and a willing band of students:
Use well-made strawbales from the closest waste resource to you. If you are in a wheat-growing area use wheat, etc. There are many types of cereal straw, as well as sugar cane residue, spear grass and other straws suitable for building. Do not use hay: hay is for horses, straw is for houses.
Invite your friends, or get Huff ‘n’ Puff to run a custom workshop and see how fast your walls go up. It is imperative at this stage to ban smoking, oxy welding, open fires and naked flames. The last thing that you want is to lose your house before you render. Also very important is to clean the site up as you go, do not leave any loose straw around at any time. If you have a garden put the loose straw in bags and use it for mulch: no waste here! You will soon have the walls up and you will be ready to put the roof-frame and cladding on.
The photos below show how much can be achieved in a 5 day custom workshop that Huff ‘n’ Puff Constructions conduct on a client’s property. Please contact us for details on how Huff ‘n’ Puff can facilitate such a workshop.