So do most people who build a house, so … what’s the big deal? Here it is: most people who build a natural core (strawbale) house do it on a credit card or with cash — they don’t get a mortgage. Our finances are complicated, and it took us 4 tries. With the help of Drew Butler, our UBuildIt guy, we finally found a bank who would work with us. Now, a request: if you are the praying type, say a prayer that we will get this thing built as quickly as possible, because:
- It involves applying thousands of pounds of rock (lime plaster) to both sides of the exterior walls
- There are no machines which can do it well – it must be done by hand
- The labor market is very tight around here
- A construction loan has a deadline
Are we scared? A little bit… Will the Lord provide? Yes, if we ask. We’re asking!