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Zamora Chinchipe, Ecuador
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Wet/Dry Tropical
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Step for step construction of the Volunteer Bamboo House

Posted by Btina Veith almost 7 years ago

Step for step development of the new bamboo tiny house at PermaTree. Its a 6 x 3 meters tiny natural house. The roof is in tin the most used roof solution in the region here. The bottom structure is wood and the main house structure is 100% guadua bamboo. It took us a while to figure out how to build a strong structure. The wooden floor we are most likely going to paint with some color. Probably a nice warm blue – so it will last longer. We need to do some further improvement for the floor structure in terms of how the weight is distributed. For those interested into each step there is a slideshow video on our youtube channel or the same photos in this short blog post here. Most pictures have been taken with sun – but bear in mind that tropical climate is 3 times a day – tropical rain. Even more now in the so called rainy season. Thats why one of the biggest challenges with this construction was that the bamboo does not soak too much humidity/water from the heavy rain. We had to use huge plastics to cover up during the night and the days where the rain did not stop. To prevent from the worst. You may have noticed that there are no walls yet just the structure. Well its not priority Nr.1 to finish the walls. The most important part was to get the roof done. Currently we are trying to finish some other projects witch are more important if compared. Due to the tropical weather even if the natural material stays dry, thank the big roof there is a risk. Its called “polilla” its a small insect which eats the bamboo or wood. Similar to the termites which are also active around the house. So all the bamboo and wood parts got a treatment, its a liquid which prevents the polilla and the termites to eat the natural construction.

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Brian Allen
Brian Allen : This passage is really interesting! Building a small house from bamboo is a challenging and meaningful project. I'm also preparing for new projects but still have a lot of fear. But the cosmic signals from the angel numbers encouraged me to be confident.
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