THE BUILDING OF UNDERHILL HOUSE

 

For the benefit of readers who may be linking in to learn more about the building Underhill House, I offer an index of posts that cover some of the processes of building listed by topic.

 

 THE SITEthe-site

8 Tips for Siting your Natural Home

Getting Ready to Build into the Hill  

Excavating for a House on a Hill

UNMILLED, BRANCHING TIMBER FRAME –

PICKING, PEELING AND PREPPING

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Tale of a Timber Frame Tree

Choosing Whole Timbers for Our Home

Your Next Building Material – Unmilled Branching Timbers

The First 100 Trees for our House 

How to Peel Trees

Peeling the Trees for Our House Seeing Inside a Tree

The Tree Felling Begins

Felling Our Front Yard

Turning Trees into Unmilled Timbers

Finishing Unmilled Timbers for our House

My Valentine to the Timbers That Will Make Our House

Milling the Hardwood for our House – At last!

Using Every Particle of Pine

Turning Tree Trunks into Kitchen Shelves

THE FOUNDATION and

THERMAL STORAGE CONCRETE FLOORS

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Pouring the Foundation for our Straw Bale House

The Cure for Concrete

Why We Are Not Using a Sand Bed to Store Thermal Heat

Our Fab Slab – How the First Floor of Underhill House Was Poured

 Why We Love Full Spectrum Solar

Clark Kewnt Floor Turns into Superman When It Flexes Its PEX

Patching Punctured PEX

What’s Hot at Underhill House?

BUILDING THE TIMBER FRAME

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Whole Tree Timber Framing Begins at Underhill House

Raising the Unmilled Timber Frame of Underhill House

Up, Up and Away! Raising the Timer Frame Bents

Underhill House Whole Tree Timber Rafters Hit the Sky

Bracing our Rount timber Frame for Big Winds

SLIPFORM ROCK FOUNDATION WALLS

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Building a Rock Wall Using slip-form part 1

Building a Rock Wall Using slip-form part 2

Something Fishy About our 400 million Year Old Foundation

STRAW BALE WALLS

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Straw Bales for Underhill House and Where They Came From

Whole Trees Straw Bale Report Card

Mapping the Secrets of our Straw Bale Walls

 SOD ROOF

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6 Sod Roof YouTubes

The First ten layers of our Sod Roof 

Planting Our Roof – A Prairie in the Sky

Sod Roof Success at Underhill House

Mowing the Roof at Underhill House

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Birds-eye View and a Free Tree

Waiting for Well Water

See Underhill House on the 2013 Solar Tour

Cover Cropping to Create a Soil Community

How We Chose the Wood Stove for Underhill House

Moving Into Underhill House

Green Building? Don’t Bank on It.

Building a House on a Roller Coaster

Underhill House – What’s in a Name?

 

 

 

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