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by pocaniehontas
Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Straw Bale volunteers
Replies: 25
Views: 8007

Re: Straw Bale volunteers

I phoned the agency, they gave me the owner's name. As far as they know the owner hadn't applied for building there anything. They couldn't give me the address, which is a great pity. I can always have an appointment with agency to see a plot.
by pocaniehontas
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Straw Bale volunteers
Replies: 25
Views: 8007

Re: Straw Bale volunteers

planners, I am not sure where is it, even who the person is.. I like the location of the plot... well I am confused a bit. I want to do it... I would talk with planners before or after I would buy a plot?
by pocaniehontas
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Straw Bale volunteers
Replies: 25
Views: 8007

Re: Straw Bale volunteers

bad news.. site does not have a consent... Sounds like or risk it or wait for opportunity
by pocaniehontas
Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Straw Bale volunteers
Replies: 25
Views: 8007

Re: Straw Bale volunteers

Thank you very much for the list of your cost. It gives me slightly clearer idea how much money I would need, I will have to find out if the plot I got so interested in has consent. (thank you for that advice especially) I will as well find it, to see it. The plot is not far and is in residential ar...
by pocaniehontas
Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Straw Bale volunteers
Replies: 25
Views: 8007

Re: Straw Bale volunteers

It is tricky to buy a reasonable price plot. I live in council house, it is ok, but I have my dream and since I am not getting younger I really want to have a space I belong to and it is a part of me. I have very little money, I will work hard, borrow and live cheap to achieve my goal. I want to use...
by pocaniehontas
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Straw Bale volunteers
Replies: 25
Views: 8007

Re: Straw Bale volunteers

Thank you for detailed info, it seems I cannot count any more :/ I will need to follow your advice and meet with somebody at the council office and get some info from them as well. I found a piece of land I may be interested, so I get slightly overexcited :)
by pocaniehontas
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Straw Bale volunteers
Replies: 25
Views: 8007

Re: Straw Bale volunteers

I gather info for my own house, prices are crucial for a future of the project :) and you see if the price is 150/sqft it makes 14/sqm, but if it is 1500/sqm it makes 16k/sqft :) as you see it makes huge difference :P I grew in metric system, since I came to Scotland I more less got used to imperial...
by pocaniehontas
Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Straw Bale volunteers
Replies: 25
Views: 8007

Re: Straw Bale volunteers

something wrong with prices, sorry I am pedantic :P 150/skft it would be 14/skm.... is the price in feet right or in sq meters?
by pocaniehontas
Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Straw Bale volunteers
Replies: 25
Views: 8007

Re: Straw Bale volunteers

I do realise that, it also sounds it would be the biggest cost as well. It also seems I would have to have cash to buy and build. I have 7yo son, he cannot be far from school. That's other requirement. Plus for at least 2 years I cannot leave Borders, and that's because help my son needs and a job I...
by pocaniehontas
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Straw Bale volunteers
Replies: 25
Views: 8007

Re: Straw Bale volunteers

I seem to have some problems to answer private message. I updated my profile a bit. My interest in straw bale houses is coming from very prosaic reason. I want to build my home and straw seems the best option in this area. It is available closeby it is cheap and I have some friend who built few of t...
by pocaniehontas
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Straw Bale volunteers
Replies: 25
Views: 8007

Re: Straw Bale volunteers

I understand you have no interest to meet. It is fine, I hoped to meet new interesting people from the area :)
by pocaniehontas
Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Straw Bale volunteers
Replies: 25
Views: 8007

Re: Straw Bale volunteers

Hi ! I haven't been registered in may so I missed whole thing... I live in Galashiels, so maybe we could meet? I try to meet somebody in person who built with staw bales. If I could still help, just say so :)

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