Working and playing with real building blocks is great. Othmar, Sven and I thought it would be fun to make a film about it. We agreed with Dirk, the owner of the camping site next door, ‘Het Uilenstekkie’ to make a small house in his former dung pit. This concrete tub was perfect to make this small IGLEO house. Nine by nine meters, solid concrete floor with a hole for the rain water, concrete walls around it to fix the stop motion cameras and electricity close by.
We designed the house so it could be built in a weekend. It had to be a house which is suitable for camping guests to use, and also can be used by Dirk to make a small shop or camping reception.
For the walls we used the first prototype model IGLEO cubes. This was the last project where we used this type of blocks; the new block is 30 cm high instead of 40 cm. We also used hot wire shaped roof elements. We wanted to test the pre tensioned EPS foam roof. On the outside we fixed wooden shelves on three different ways and on top a EPDM surface. The inside regular birch plywood which gives the house extra stability and it also looks great too.
The foam walls were made on Saturday, the construction of the roof and the foam elements were added on the following Sunday. The stop motion photography took some extra time, but we finished easily on what was an extremely hot weekend.
Exterior volume: 25x13x11 blocks (7,5×3,9×3,3 meters), roof 27×15 blocks
Interior volume: 23x11x9 blocks (6,9×3,3×2,7 meters)
Interior size: 23×9 blocks (6,9×3,3=22,8m²)
Weight: ca 3,000 KG (empty, no floorconstruction)
wall blocks: 459 modules, 92 IGLEO-blocks
roof elements: 12 pieces of 4,5×0,6×0,3 meter
roof elements: 11 pieces of 4,5×0,05×0,05 meter
pasbusses: 178 pcs
threaded rod: 28×3 meter
nuts: 56 pcs
rings: 56 pcs
beams: 250x50x3000 mm, 18 pcs
beams: 250x50x4800 mm, 11 pcs
beams: 330x35x3000 mm, 8 pcs
cousin: 900×2700 mm, 2 pcs; one with glass door, one with wooden door
window with glass: 1200×2700 mm, 2 pcs
window with glass: 900×2700 mm, 1 pc
BUILDING IN PROGRESS