Ground breaking Spring 2011, Construction planned in phases through 2014.
The woodland home will be a hand-built home and woodshop which is truly local, sustainable, and
affordable housing that feels both beautiful and functional.
The structure will utilize local waste timbers to form a roundwood timberframe structure
on local waste urbanite atop a proven rubble trench foundation system.
For the walls,
we will employ a mix of locally-harvested strawbale walls and a new natural building
technique developed here at Dancing Rabbit we are tentatively calling cob-strawbale-cob,
which creates a superiorly insulated load bearing structure.
The living roof will
be insulated using earth, which will also serve as a platform for edibles and wildflowers.
Earthen floors and earthen plasters will complete the interior, and exterior lime
plaster will provide a weather-proof shell for the building walls.