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Tennessee Couple Loses Home to Tornado and Rebuilds With Straw Bales

Jill Plumer and David Clark were married 10 years ago and soon after the joyous occasion, began dreaming up plans for the home in which they planned to spend the rest of their lives.  They decided on a beautiful timber framed house design and eight years ago, the construction process began.  David is a carpenter, […]

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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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Please Consider Donating to PAKSBAB

Gulzar’s family members had been feudal tenants for generations and living in a tent since the 2005 earthquake. Last year they moved into their very own straw bale house and all of the children are attending school for the first time! I recently received an update from PAKSBAB, the Pakistan Straw Bale and Appropriate Building […]

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