Project: Jennings Residence, Bowen Island BC
Contractor: C/o owner and Eco-Sol Construction Ltd.
We based this house on one we completed recently in Roberts Creek. The owners liked the size and look of that home, but wanted to make one major modification: all the exterior walls were to be made of 18 inch wide rammed earth. Rammed earth offers very durable, well insulated, airtight walls with an adobe-like look and feel. The walls also act as a gigantic ‘heat sink’ which help to maintain heat in the winter, and keep cool in the summer. The upper floor is stick-framed using conventional lumber, and finely crafted wood details (by the owner) compliment the rammed earth walls.
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