Strawbale House

This blog is intended to chart our progress through the self-build process, from half-hearted plot-hunting through to completion of the build. The twist is that we're building the house from timber and straw (hence the blog title).

Click on the image at the end of each post to see that day's photos.

Saturday, 21 July 2007

July 21st - Rain, rain, go away

I'm glad today was a weekend and a scheduled down-day, because it rained without ceasing from 11am till after bedtime. No work scheduled for tomorrow, which is just as well, as more rain is forecast. I've managed to pick the wettest summer since records began to build a house, and what's more, using straw that will be unusable if I can't keep it dry. Hope the weather sorts itself out soon. I spoke to the farmer who's currently growing my straw today, and to the contractor who'll be cutting it, and the consensus was that if it's still raining in a fortnight, the spring barley crop will be ruined. The winter barley's already adversely affected, and its failure can only increase the price of straw. The spring barley should be harvested around the first week in September, which gives me a good firm date by which I need to get the roof finished and the walls ready for the straw. Wish me luck!

1 comment:

Crispin said...

Thon's a quare looking hoose!