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Bat House With Slate Exterior
Here is the plan for a bat house that I designed. I built two of them and placed them at a nearby wildlife refuge (with the blessing of the refuge manager). Design features: - The top and front are made from slate floor tiles ($2 each at Home Depot). There are several reasons for using slate (vs. wood): - It requires no maintenance (painting). It is already the right color for our area (dark) and does not need paint for weather protection. - It warms quickly in sunlight, warming the house in the morning. - It provides thermal mass, holding heat into the night. - The landing pad is covered with a flattened piece of bark. Bark looks natural, and provides the roughness that the bats need for landing. After gluing the bark to the landing pad, I gave it several coats of exterior varnish to make it last longer. - The design incorporates two ventilation features: - A vent between the two front slates. This allows for some air circulation which the bats need on hot days. This is a fairly standard feature in recent bat house designs. - A vent just under the slate roof. Air is drawn through a small gap between the rigid insulation and the upper front slate, and exits through five screened holes drilled in the back, very near the top of the house. This allows some air flow at the front crevice, even at the top of the crevice, and at the bottom of the nursery area. It also allows air flow under the roof slate, mimicking a slate roof. I am not an expert on slate roofs but I know most roof undersides need to allow for airflow to avoid water condensation on the underside of the roof. - Some of the partitions are slanted because there is some research in our area showing that our bat species prefer a wedge-shape instead of an entirely vertical partition. - The rigid insulation holds heat in the house from below, and reduces heat coming down from the roof on sunny days. This makes the bat house temperature more stable, and warmer at night, which most bats prefer. - The design includes an "attic nursery", designed to meet the needs of mother bats with newborns. The mothers and pups like a temperature of around 90-100 degrees. The sloped attic floor should be a litte more forgiving for clumsy infants, vs. a vertical surface which if they lose their grip would drop them to the ground where they would be helpless and die. The down side of a non-vertical surface is that guano may accumulate here. But it does have some slope and guano is light, so most of it should get knocked out and fall to the ground. But we'll have to see what happens. - I glued rough material (bark in one house, sisal rope in the other) to the roof of the attic so the bats could hang from the ceiling of the nursery area. The rope turned out to be a bad idea, though I did eventually get it to work. A piece of pet netting would work fine. - I opted to extend one partition below the bottom of the house. This was mainly due to the dimensions of the wainscoting (which is 3.5" wide) - I did not want to have to rip any of it. But I also wanted to see if the bats would use this partition for landing and taking off. - I melted wax onto the entire outer wood surfaces, for the following reasons: - No maintenance. Wax never needs to be painted. The wax will dry out eventually, but that will take at least 15 years I would guess. - As it weathers, the wax darkens the wood, to the color that is appropriate for our climate. - The weathered wax finish will blend in well with the dead trees upon which the houses are mounted. - On really hot days the wax melts, flowing into every little crack and knot in the wood. Any excess wax just drips off. - Most waterproofing finishes are a form of dissolved wax, so when you put a waterproofer on your deck you are really just putting down mainly dissolved wax. I have experimented with melting wax directly into cedar, and have had good results (though it is very labor intensive). To get the same amount of wax into the wood with a waterproofing seal, I would have to put on many, many coats. Also this wax would not reflow on hot days, and waterproofer really only lasts about a year. The total material cost for this house is a little over $20. The only special tool required was a tile saw to cut 45 degree bevels on the slates, but those are not completely necessary. If I build more of these I think I will flatten the slope of the roof a bit so I can fit in one more partition. The front partition gap is a little bigger than I like (1.15").An Arts and Crafts Style Bungalow - The Grove, Coburg
Sitting behind a high stuccode brick wall, this sprawling Reformist (Arts and Crafts) style bungalow may be found in The Grove, the elm lined and most prestigious street in the inner Melbourne suburb of Coburg. Built in the years just before the Great War (1914), you can just start to see the transition from Edwardian villa to the popular Californian Bungalow of the early 1920s. The choice of rough cast stuccoed brick as a facade treatment is very in keeping with the Arts and Crafts Movement, as is the restrained use of decoration - most noticably pediment decoration, and the shingled barge boards on the mansard over the bay window. Unusually, this bungalow features slate tiles on its roof with teracotta capping. If you look carefully through the winter stripped foliage of the street tree in the middle of the photograph, you may just be able to descern some Art Nouveau stencilling on the front door. Arts and Crafts houses challenged the formality of the mid and high Victorian styles that preceded it, and were often designed with uniquely angular floor plans. However, this house's floor plan appears to be more traditional than others, with a central hallway off which the principal rooms were located. The Grove, was part of the Moreland Park Estate. This was Coburg's most prestigious subdivision in the 1880s. In 1882 Charles Moreland Montague Dare, a St Kilda businessman, bought Jean Rennie's forty acre farm and, with his architect, T. J. Crouch, subdivided thirty acres of it into 147 allotments. The Grove was originally christened Moreland Grove after its owner. A covenant was placed on the subdivision prohibiting the building of hotels or shops, or any house under the value of 400 pounds. By 1890 there were twenty-four brick houses on the estate, twenty one of them owned by Charles Moreland Montague Dare himself. There was a caretaker to tend the streets, the wooden pavilion and the tennis courts, which soon became a bowling rink to suit the more sedate interests of the residents. Men of substance, including a banker, a merchant, a manufacturer and several civil servants and accountants lived on the estate and the Moreland Park Ladies' College in The Grove offered a genteel education. By the 1890s the Melbourne property boom had burst and by 1900 there were still only twenty seven houses in The Grove and many vacant allotments; Charles Moreland Montague Dare's own place at "Moreland Park", a ten acre property on Merri Creek, added to the rural atmosphere. In 1896 Dare fell into financial difficulties and had to transfer many of his properties to the Australian Widows' Fund Life Assurance Society. In 1900 he owned only seven houses, a few allotments and Moreland Park. He died in 1919.
Step back in time and experience all the wonders of Laura and her pioneer life.At the heart of this book are chapters revolving around Laura’s nine Little House books, each exploring in detail the stories, houses, landscapes, journeys, foods, activities, and crafts of her pioneer life. Meticulously researched, lovingly written and beautifully illustrated, The World of Little House is for anyone who has ever read and loved the Little House books.See also:
Included in this glorious volume are
*floorplans of Laura's little houses
*a timeline showing events in Laura’s life and the United States
*a biography illustrated with historic photographs
*a family tree showing four generations of the Ingalls and Wilder families
*a guide to all the Little House sites and museums
*a selected bibliography of books about Laura and Little House
*reproductions of Garth Williams’ original covers
*over 150 full-color illustrations
*over 20 Little House recipes, crafts and activities
*embroidered satin ribbon marker
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