|Strawbale Build in 24 hours for the TV|
These are pictures of a challenge I took on to build a strawbale building in just 24 hours for a series called "Home wasn't built in a day" for UK Style TV
All built with volunteers with no previous strawbale building experience
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10am the start of the 24 hour countdown, first job is to unload and sort the bales out.
Next we used a mini digger to excavate the holes for the recycled telegraph poles that made up the raised deck.
Putting in the telegraph poles and joists that made up the raised deck.
Raised deck finished and first bale being laid.
Now it's time to position the door.
Here, at the back you can see the long telegraph poles that will support the roof, and the first few courses are now laid.
After reaching two courses high it is time to fit the window frames that go next to the door.
As dusk approaches we begin to wonder if we will ever complete it in the 24 hours!
The TV crew had organised some big floodlights, so we could continue working into the night, and they could carry on filming us!
Here we can see the building from the frontside with courses of bales almost up to the top of the door and window frames.
A view of the rear to the same height as the previous picture.
We then had to line up the fall for the roofpoles using a stringline, and then cut them to size.
All walls to full height with corrugated iron roof now fitted.
Two of the very tired volunteers discussing the days events.
A view of the side with window and roof overhang for front verandah just visible.
10am a full 24 Hours later, The building is finished, Many hands make light work.
One of the inside walls with window boarded out.