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Andrew Morrison straw bale workshop

Kangaroo Pie with a Dash of Straw

When I arrived at the Perth straw bale workshop site in Calingiri, Western Australia last week, I was amazed. Before me stood our workshop home, a beautifully built, roughly 5,000 sqft structure, surrounded fully by 10’ verandas, and capped by perhaps the largest residential roof I’ve ever seen. What the hosts had been able to […]

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Andrew Morrison Applying Earthen Plaster

American Clay Q&A

Over the years I have heard several people ask about the American Clay line of plasters so I felt it was time to contact them to ask them some of these questions.  Here is the Q&A session: 1. How do you handle the fact that clay is more breathable (allows more vapor to pass through […]

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perspective drawing of the Applegate straw bale house

Tennessee Couple Loses Home to Tornado and Rebuilds With Straw Bales

Jill Plumer and David Clark decided to rebuild with straw bales after their home was destroyed by a tornado. They married in 2001 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 […]

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