This blog documents the progress of our super-cool, pre-fab home "somewhere" in the wilds of Northwest Arkansas. Rocio Romero designed the home, model LVL, and incorporated our custom modifications. GC Don Lourie is doing the build and architect Brad Satterwhite is providing additional ingenuity.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Trick or Treat

It's Halloween night and Don sent some nice photos for trick or treat. For the treat, these are the first images I've seen of the completed glass. For the trick, our insulators have sprayed the inside walls and ceiling with soy-based spray insulation. Pretty cool stuff.

Earlier this week Don dropped off the RAIS Pina wood stove--all 500 lbs. of it! Today, I also had a security company wire the place with a fire and security system. The system includes motion detectors, glass break sensors, door sensors, smoke detectors and a temperature monitor that will alert me if the inside temp drops below a certain limit. We also ran RG6 cable for satellite tv and internet.

The drywaller starts tomorrow and the ipe wood for the deck and bridge should arrive Friday. Found a good source for cable railings and posts in Tacoma, WA--American Metal Specialties.

In a few weeks I'll order the flooring from Green Building Supply. We're going with natural strand bamboo in living and bedrooms and natural cork for the utility room. We'll do 1x1 daltile in the bathrooms with whisper-quiet Panasonic exhaust fans. At this point we're shooting for an early December move-in date.


jpw said...

Did you need to customize the LVL to be able to incorporate the woodstove? Will it vent through the roof?

Ethan Whitehill said...

The Rais stove has a very small radius for clearance, something like 13". The stove will vent through the roof and the only modification necessary was some additional framing. Not major.

We are a little concerned about sudden temperature changes being so close to the glass--but most of the heat should be directed toward the middle of the room.