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Using Materials on Hand…

October 6, 2010

The interior of our tire bale home is about 98% complete. The guest shower is now complete. Now all we have to do is add blinds to the east end of the house to be 100% complete. We’re hoping to have the money to add the blinds this year.
Exterior work for our home included adding a solar system this year, which we completed on 7/27/2010. It is almost paid for before proceeding with the last interior item. Also on our list this year for exterior work was the addition of a pergola.

Hagar pergola

Hagar pergola

We were able to use materials on hand to complete this much needed “piece of shade” (thanks to our neighbor Carol who gave us some logs from an older cabin at her place). Duncan was able to pick up a piece of astro turf on a closeout sale to create a usable floor for the pergola. We had thoughts of gravel but that can wait. We used some leftover tires to create steps–pounding dirt into tires then covering them with concrete. (Boy! Am I glad we did NOT build our house by pounding dirt into tires. We might still be at it though using far less tires! Whew!)

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  1. October 6, 2010 6:07 pm

    Very Nice

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