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salvaged and natural materials, the embodied energy of the house is tiny. When the site was excavated for the foundations of the building, this sub-soil was used to build the south and west-facing external walls plus all of the internal walls. The mud was mixed with straw to create cob, an ancient and
“beautiful, sustainable” — everhopeful
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milled and dried ourselves. We teach people how to achieve this for themselves. We also carry out this work too. The house cost us €81 per sq. ft. to build, because we did so much of it ourselves using "home-made" materials. To get it built would probably cost 3 times that. - Hope this helps! Feile
“cob and boiled linseed floors” — HomePro
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“Good window seat” — farisha25
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focusing on the Ox Mountains and bringing warmth into the room. The floorboards were salvaged from a local 1960s school which was demolished during the build. The curved walls are sculpted from mud. Living in curves is like living in a hug. Photo: Steve Rogers
“same quiet family room, off size door” — HomePro
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“Love the organic shape” — Lori MacIntosh
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This is the other half of the Sunset Lounge, a kidney-shaped first floor living room with ocean, mountain and sunset views. This half of the room is very much multi-purpose - part playroom, part exercise room, part reading nook (there are book shelves and a bench tucked away behind those curves), it is a highly valuable and highly used space in the house. Photo: Steve Roger...More
“wall color” — matt_l_roberts
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The guest shower room has an in-built vanity unit, made from windfall elm trees. The mirror was upcycled using left-over mosaic tiles. Photo: Steve Rogers
“Wooden look” — undugga
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All of the timber in the Mud and Wood House started out as windfall (storm-blown) trees in local forests and fields. The trees were carefully removed from where they lay, milled to a variety of thicknesses (e.g. 4" for door frames, 2" for kitchen counter tops, 1" for door leafs), and stacked on site to air-dry for up to 3 years. This kitchen was made from elm, sourced about 8 ...More
“natural wood” — everhopeful
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