The efficiency of straw bale homes would be a wonderful thing to share with those living in extreme climates and the existence, or lack there of, of local modern baling machinery should not deter people from making this happen.
If you have an interest in building your own tiny home or your own straw bale home, this is an awesome opportunity for you to learn hands on from an expert. This two-week workshop will cover everything from foundation to plaster and everything in between. Perfect for the tiny home and straw bale enthusiasts alike.
This awesome article from Sutherland Living Magazine is the creation of a recent straw bale workshop participant, Tiffany Redding. Her enthusiasm and genuine excitement to learn were contagious during that workshop and she will long be remembered by all of those there. Tiffany’s article, “Home Sweet Home, is reprinted courtesy of Sutherland Living Magazine – […]
As Thailand is a large rice producer, with up to 2 crops per year here in the north, there was a lot of rice straw left standing in the fields after harvesting, either by hand or machine, and most of it was burned to clear the way for more planting. I thought, why not use this neglected resource and build a small cottage.
Here’s an interview with the architect of a straw bale cafe in the United Kingdom. This modern and elegant building is not something easily or immediately identifiable as straw bale. That’s part of what makes it so interesting to me. I love the modern lines and clean design. The execution of the construction was done […]
I hope you enjoy this inspiring video on how plastic soda bottles became the simple solution to brightening the homes, and lives, of these people.
Have you heard about burning an upside down fire before? You can see in the image to the right from the website www.Feels-Like-Heaven.com just how to stack an upside down fire. It’s literally exactly what it sounds like, but the results are anything but expected. I’ve also included a great video from our good friends […]
It’s not unusual to end up with extra bales after building a straw bale house. In fact, I recommend it. Those extra bales are great to have around as steps or scaffolding supports when plastering. Furthermore, I would always rather have a few too many bales than not enough when building. The question is, what to do with the extra […]
I’m currently in Baja California Sur, Mexico on a 4 month adventure and research journey. As I travel this beautiful part of the world, I am struck by how perfect this area would be for bale homes. Unfortunately, there are very few around, and I mean VERY few. I have heard from some who have […]
Here’s a guest article about the health benefits of building green by Paige Taylor. Paige is a creative writer from the University of Texas: El Paso. As an aspiring writer she specializes in writing about travel detestations and tourism. I hope you enjoy her perspective. If you too would like to write a guest article […]