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Calculating the Number of Bales in Your Straw Bale House

CALCULATING NUMBER OF BALES I am often asked how many bales will be needed in my client’s straw bale houses. I too have to know the answer to this on all of my own projects. There are a number of ways to calculate the bale requirements. Click the following link ( to see an article […]

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Fire Testing Straw Bale Wall Systems: They Pass!!

FIRE TESTING STRAW BALE WALLS I received an email today from Bill Christensen, the proprietor of It holds some very exciting news on recent fire testing of straw bale wall assemblies. Of course, those of us building straw bale houses have known that they are extremely resistant to fire; however, now we have proof […]

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