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Playing in the Yard on Bailey Bear Ridge
Follow along as we share our experiences building our own home. We are neither builders nor architects so we get a lot of help along the way!
 

Playing in the Yard on Bailey Bear Ridge
Rural Ozarks
Madison County
Northwest, Arkansas 72632

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The mis-adventures of the Bailey family building their own home Playing in the Yard on Bailey Bear Ridge
Playing in the Yard on Bailey Bear Ridge
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Early drawings of the outside of the Earth Shelter House
Early drawings of the outside of the Earth Shelter House


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These early images of the berm cabin show the exterior of the cabin. We wanted to create a home that has a small impact on the environment and is hidden from the road. (Granted, the road only has about 5 cars a day on it)

The home is build into the top edge of a hill, so the back side of the cabi...

Details on the Lot
Details on the Lot


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As mentioned earlier, the lot is not a very large one. Across the road a farmer has 78 acres and behind us is a large area of state land that goes for miles. We will never have neighbors, however there will likely be people across the street in under two years.

This lot sits atop a ridge with a v...

The Floor Plan
The Floor Plan


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Always need a good floor plan, but this will do till one comes along.

This floor plan has gone through MANY mutations, some of which you would not recognize. I have use round shapes and diamond shapes. As a result, the next major project will be a bit more unique. (Click here to see the hobbit ho...

A Look Inside
A Look Inside


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It is my goal to make this cabin a rustic yet refined retreat from the rigors of our island home at the Texas Coast. In this sketch of the living room, you can see the fireplace and the clear-story windows that will help to warm the place in the winter. The ceiling will be drywalled between the raft...

Rafters and Beams
Rafters and Beams


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Drawing the plans for the framing of the rafters has been a bit of an education. At one point, I thought I would spread out rafters over the roof with 35+ inch centers. That means that there are 35+ inches from the center of one rafter to the center of the next rafter. If I use planks to deck the ro...

The Fireplace
The Fireplace


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The fireplace will serve several purposes; ambiance, radiant heat and heat storage.

Jen and I have always wanted a place where we can relax on cool or even cold evenings and sit in front of a fire with a big cup of hot cocoa. When I was still single, just the few months before we married, I lived...

The Trap Door
The Trap Door


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Just to the left of the refrigerator in the kitchen, there is a door that leads to the laudry/storage room. This will have ample shelves to store our 'extra' stuff of serve as a GREAT pantry/wine cellar. In the floor will be a trap door that will lead into the warm 'basement'. It will be nearly 4 fe...

The Sifter
The Sifter


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The ground around the property is rich in beautiful stone. As we dig, I plan to sift out enough gravel to drain the water away from the sides and bottoms of the berm house. Also, I am looking for enough rock to face the exposed brick on the back of the cabin with insulation in between.

To sift th...

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