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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEM curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the wood badge in Building.

While building a house may be out of reach at the moment, let's get some practice putting together medium sized structures.  Making a sturdy building frame and filling it with something is a good approach to building a house.  Let's make a study framed building with straw bales as the in-fill!

Here are some pictures of what we're after:  

And here's a University of Michigan straw bale build:

Minimum requirements:
  - At least 100 square feet
       - Maybe a coop, smithy, sugar shack, woofer house, workshop, cabin, etc
  - Fully enclosed
  - At least 2 built-in outlets and a built-in light
  - Walls at least 12 inches thick
  - Plastered or other natural finish on inside and outside
  - Framework can be timber, roundwood or lumber
  - As with all PEM badges, lesser BBs can be harvested as you complete this project

Provide proof of the following as pictures or video (<2 min):
  - Place where the building will be built
  - Bales you're starting with
  - Framing partially built  
  - Finished framing
  - Finished straw bale installation
  - Completed building showing size, electrical details and interior/exterior plaster details
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