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Foundation
Stemwall
Block walls- lower
Block walls- upper
Roof- beams, decking & porch
Roof- ventilation, insulation & sheeting
Roof- plenum, clerestory & parapet
Standing seam metal roof
Exterior walls- stucco & windows
Exterior walls- rigid insulation
Exterior walls- lath, stucco & paint
South glass face
Foundation wrap
Front porch
Arizona room
Photovoltaic system
Rainwater collection
Kiva fireplace
Adobe pizza oven

Roof- ventilation, insulation & sheeting
Roof- ventilation, insulation & sheeting: We now begin attaching the reclaimed 2x8s along the top of each log. This provides a 1 ½" chase way above the decking in which to lay out all the electrical cable and PEX water tubing. Once this is done, we install all the vent fans and ducting. Next, we cover the entire roof with 2 layers of 4” rigid foam insulation panels. Finally, we install the reclaimed 2x4 sleepers and the reclaimed roof sheeting.




2x8s installed creating a chaseway for electrical wire and PEX tubing...



Electrical drops in rooms below...



Kitchen and bathroom vent fans, vetilation ducting and DWV vent pipe installed...



Bottom layer of 4x8 foot four inch thick rigid foam insulation boards cut to fit...



Using 12" roofing screws to secure eight inches of insulation and 2x4 sleepers...



Laying down the top layer of rigid insulation boards which will create an R50+ roof...



Insulation, sleepers and valance installed and ready for plywood sheeting...



One of seven 10" vent stacks that will passively cool the interior of the home...



Integrating the home roofing materials with the north porch ceiling...



Reclaimed 3/4" plywood sheeting now installed...
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