When designing a custom home, it’s important to know you can actually afford to build what you design. These seven tips will help you hit your target and successfully build the home you have dreamed about without breaking the budget.
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My name is Andrew Morrison and welcome to my straw bale building site dedicated to anyone interested in building their own straw bale house. If you are brand new to straw bale or are a straw bale construction specialist there's something for you at StrawBale.com.
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Built in 2001, this energy efficient straw bale home is off the grid and waiting for you to make it your own personal oasis! The highly efficient straw bale construction is powered by solar energy and passive solar design. The property is only 15 minutes from Harbin Hot Springs and 30 minutes to Calistoga, CA.
Join Lydia Doleman and Carey Lien as they lead a 10-day Women’s Natural Building Workshop in Southern Oregon.
Whether you’ve ever tried to talk through a straw bale wall during construction or not, you’ll immediately see the value in this quick tip for simple and clear communication.
April’s free straw bale workshop winner is Sheila. She has chosen the Vernonia, OR workshop. Congratulations Sheila…we look forward to meeting you! World, meet Sheila… I started my adult life as a geologist, then I became a wife and mother. My teenaged children are soon leaving home. I am drawn to build my own house (with […]
I’m not a fan of a slow economy, but I do see bright sides to the situation. If you have been thinking about buying land and/or building a straw bale house, now may be the perfect time to get started.
Baling with jumbo bales, by which I mean the REALLY large bales that require pretty substantial machinery to place, is possible. However, there are multiple considerations that need to be addressed to determine if the extra cost in foundation materials, plaster and roofing materials make it worthwhile. In this Straw Bale Minute, I address each […]
Last year’s straw bale construction workshop season started with a huge project: the 5300 SF Eco Learning Center at Ferncliff outside of Little Rock, Arkansas. In this article you can check out some mind-numbing facts of some of the “behind the scenes” numbers that go into building a house. Some of them are truly amazing.
Susan is the energetic, fun, and charismatic host of the Butler, MO workshop coming up May 5-11. Raised on a farm in Iowa, she grew up surrounded by animals, home crafting and that good, wholesome attitude that comes from living in connection with nature. As life would have it, a series of events and a […]
Just a quick update to let you know where each workshop stands for 2014. If you are interested in attending any particular location, please be sure to make your plans soon as things are really starting to fill up. Colorado – May 17-23 FULL Montana – September 1-7 FULL Arizona – August 11-17 More than […]