McDaniel Barn   Soquel, CA  

The landowners were planning on buying a yurt to provide needed office space, and I suggested the conversion of a small unused barn instead.

The post and beam framework was quickly and cheaply renovated with user-friendly and ecological techniques, including recycled concrete wall foundations, straw bale walls, earth and lime plasters, as well as a hydronic earthen floor.

The majority of the work was done by untrained workers, including volunteers at several weekend work parties.

Sketch section of McDaniel Barn. Click for larger version.
Sketch section of McDaniel Barn
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