For a chronological listing of our ICF building see ICF Building Index.
We are still in the process of finishing the ICF (insulated concrete forms) barn. If you remember, we contracted the concrete floor and put up the ICF walls ourselves. This was no small feat as they are 16 ft high! With everyone working, the walls were up in 2 days and we filled them with concrete on the third! Now that the walls are finished we have been waiting on the contractor to finish the roof – which he has done! The peak of the roof is 23 ft tall and as you can see, it is red. With our flat terrain, it can be seen for miles!
We are now waiting to have blown-in insulation installed in the roof of the barn, as well as, doors – 2 normal walk through doors and 1 large roll-up door wide enough to drive the grape harvester through. Once these are completed, we can begin keeping equipment (harvester, sprayer, tractor and …) in the barn and out of the weather. Oh yeah, we will also be putting EIFS (exterior insulation finishing system) on the outside.
You might wonder what is being done with it until that point – the children are playing street hockey (on roller-blades) with every spare moment. The younger ones included!
It seems a shame to clutter it up with farm equipment!