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Travel Blogs from Bonnat
Yup we're still totally unqualified for this, so don't follow this as a guide on how to build one of these. We'll have made some massive errors in it's building!
A couple more days spent in the woods during February and March. We completed as much as we'd hoped to and that was to get the main frame complete with the big rafters and the little rafters all pegged in.
There was a lot of discussion about the height of the eaves over the door. ...
I've been asked to present at a seminar on Natural Building. On 24th March, at Ringshall, Suffolk, IP14 2JE, England, I'll be talking about cob, cob hot tubs and roundwood frames. There will be real experts as well as my fraudulant immitation as well as ...
We've never done this before, so I've written about what we tried to do, the things that went wrong and what we ended up doing. I hope that someone finds this useful but don't use it as an instruction manual! Check out Tony Wrench's book "Building a low impact roundhouse" for the proper instructions.
Our last day in the woods. We had hoped that by the time we vacated the woods to have completed the frame. We ...
The sixth installment recording our effort to build a wooden roundhouse with reciprocal frame roof. With no prior experience in this sort of thing, this is what we've been doing and probably not how it should be done! This entry is a couple of days work with all the messing around we did.
Securing the rafters
The next morning we trooped back into the woods to see how it really looked. Some adjusting at the top ...
As you can see from this entry, we're not builders, architects or experienced in anything relevant. Lots of making it up as we go along. This is not an instruction manual!
Roof raising!!! Peter, Julie, Laura and I took the dogs to the woods to lift the main rafters into place. This is the bit when we have to figure out the reciprocal frame. Tony Wrench's book, "Building a low impact roundhouse", gives lots of info on it ...