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Home Insurance Companies to Insure Your Straw Bale Building

Finding a home insurance company willing to insure your straw bale home may be difficult or may indeed be impossible. This is not because they are not worthy of insurance but because many insurance underwriters are operating from a place of fear and ignorance. Many underwriters I have heard from have said they could not […]

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Ecoversity in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ecoversity in Santa Fe, New Mexico is a hands on learning center that focuses on all things sustainable from natural building to conscious sociology. This summer they are offering a series of free classes and workshops to introduce people to their campus and classes. Included in this is a class on straw bale construction. Alfred […]

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Straw Bale Homes and a Wildfire

I received the following e-mail yesterday regarding the fire resistance of straw bale homes: “I have a 10 year old straw bale house in Flagstaff, AZ. I heard that in the wildfires over the last few years that straw bale homes incinerated. Have you heard that?” Here’s my reply: Thanks for your email and you […]

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