Building the Sun Cottage Part IV: Walls and Beams

Follow an architect as he leads us through the planning, pouring, and pounding involved in constrcuting the reinforced walls for your low-cost sun cottage.

Diagrams for Reinforced Masonry Wall and Belt Beam Detail
Here a two different diagrams for reinforcing your masonry wall and using belt beams for reinforcing your retaining wall.
ILLUSTRATION: ANGUS W. MACDONALD