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Scheduling Subcontractors and Inspections on a Straw Bale House

It’s pretty obvious that they are differences between a straw bale house and conventional homes. What is not so apparent are the differences encountered during the construction process. For example, the order of operations and thus inspections is different for a straw bale house.

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Land Development Process Revealed

Allow me to share with you what I have learned over my 20 years as a professional builder and land developer. All tweaks and adjustments aside, this will be a good footing to start out on for anyone interested in the start to finish process of finding, developing, and building on raw land.

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Inspire Others by Registering Your Straw Bale Home

Just a quick reminder to those of you who have a straw bale home to register your home on the International Straw Bale Registry Project through This is a great resource for other people who are looking to build their own straw bale home. I often contact people who have listed their homes on […]

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Straw Bale Construction in Earthquakes

I am not going to use pictures in this post as we all know what the recent devastation in Japan looks like. I want to start by sending Gabriella’s and my love, prayers, thoughts, and hope to all those effected by the recent earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand.¬† Clearly the tsunami in Japan was […]

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