Straw Bale House Addition

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Straw Bale House Addition

A Much Needed Addition

With a growing family, this small home was in much need of an addition to create more space. Working with Architect Ted Montgomery, a plan was devised to add a room above the existing entryway while creating a large covered porch and expanded outdoor storage area for bicycles, gardening tools and outdoor gear. This added a lot of character to the home and the extra space they needed. We used the same materials that were on the existing house to make it blend in naturally so it looks like it has always been there. This included red cedar siding and trim boards, Fabral corragated metal roofing and matching windows. The porch deck is covered in red cedar and the ceiling tongue and groove pine. Cellulose was used to insulate the addition and all scrap was either recycled or cut into kindling. Total cost was about $38,000.00.

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Red cedar deck and tongue and groove pine ceiling

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Back of house during framing stage

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Trim color matches existing house