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Cincinnati House

Teaser The first teaser of the 120sq ft greenhouse demo build Ted Elsasser and Dan Richfield are doing for a sustainable building workship with this-land.org in Cincinnati, OH.
Getting Started Ted Elsasser and Dan Richfield arrive at the build site to find that heavy rains have collapsed part of the excavation and flooded the site. Ted talks about how to deal with that and some b…
Creating a Layout – Part I Detailed step by step instructions on how to layout the building…
Creating a Layout – Part II Detailed step by step instructions on how to layout the building…
Tirewall – Part I Learn some basics on tire sizing and how that applies to your tirewall coursing. This video also covers how to lay out your tirewall turns…
Tirewall – Part II How to set up and pound a tire as part of a tire wall…
Tirewall – Part III How to level a tire and subsequently, the entire tire wall…
Tirewall – Part IV How to make concrete spacer blocks in a tirewall…
Cooling Tubes How cooling tubes work and how to install them.…
French Drain How to build a french drain around the perimeter of the house. It was necessary because of drainage from the berm hitting the back of the house.…
Earthbag Wall – Part I Info on what type of earthbags to use, how to fill them and how to prep to start building an earthbag wall…
Earthbag Wall – Part II How to build an earthbag wall including how to use barb wire and nailer blocks.…
Stemwall Bond Beam & Footings – Part I How to mix concrete for bond beams and footings.…
Stemwall Bond Beam & Footings – Part II How to pour the concrete bond beam and level it.…
Stemwall Bond Beam & Footings – Part III How to use anchor bolts in the bond beam and footings. Also covers our rubble trench footings.…
Bondbeam How to build the form and pour a bond beam on top of an earthbag wall.…
Framing – Part I This video covers the layout of our front face post and beam.
Framing – Part II This video covers building the south face door jam, getting it secured to the bond beam, squaring it and getting it plumb.
Framing – Part III
East Door Jam This video covers building a door jam, setting it and securing it to a footing and prepping it to receive cement mortar can wall all around its sides.
Bottle Wall Bottle wall basics. How to build a bottle wall. In this video we are building a bottle wall to support our west side window.
Lathe & Scratch Coat Plaster
The Roof – Part I Part I of the roof going up. Covering the ridge beam and rafters.
The Roof – Part II Part 2 of the roof going up. Covering decking, collar ties and outriggers.
The Roof – Part III Finishing the roof with asphalt felt and metal panels.