Although it may seem I was born in a coconut, I was actually born on the floor of a log cabin in the rocky mountains of Colorado…and now a life long dream of having a home base in the Rocky Mountains is a reality…and it’s 95% sustainable.
Here is a before and after video of the incredible process of building a home up to Aspen code out of straw and mud!
A BIG MOUNTAIN OF MAHALOS!
Dean and Nikki Seader: contractors builders, advisors extraordinaire
Adam Bowyer: man with a nail belt on the ground and in the air
Kadek Roja and crew Bali: sacred structures
Don Smith: light straw clay expert, and surf buddy
Jeff Ruppert: engineer, straw bale home expert, tely ski buddy and fly fisherman
Anna Cabral: draftsperson yogini and angel
Andy Mishmash: advisor and windows!!!
Keith Brand: straw bale expert and sliding doors
Kaeo Frank: the clay man
Volunteer clay straw stompers and dancers extraordinaire including Emily Delise, Scott Fish, Erik Scarvan, & Cindy Vandavere
Russ Schweis: electrical support
Paul Meehan: excavation and fork lift…..almost!
Ian Smith: engineering and plans
Don Scarrow: surveyor
Wayne Sheldon: 640 foot water well
Water Witches ….several
Greg Gabbler: sips roofing panels
Donny: Native American crane
Julia Hedman, Julie Oldham, Nina Padden, Bob wade, Ruth wade, Eric Hanson, Cassidy, Barbara Reece, Katherine flick, Emily Hightower, Devon, and Cara: Stompers
Boty, Christian and Chippy: the A team
Pitkin County Planning and Pitkin County Building Department Staff…and additional friends from the valley bringing good wishes and prayers!