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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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Environmentally Sustainable Construction: An Introduction for Kids

Antony Brown, the Director of the Ecosa Institute in Prescott, Arizona recently held a free workshop in order to introduce kids to environmentally sustainable construction. The workshop was aimed at high school kids with an interest in architecture. Far too often, kids decide they want to explore the world of architecture and then find out […]

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The First Two Owners Have Officially Moved in to The Straw Bale Village

As of this past Friday, July 14th, the first two owners have officially taken possession of their homes in the Straw Bale Village. It has been a long process from land acquisition, project design, civil engineering, City process, infrastructure construction, home design, City architectural review, structural home engineering, City building department review, home construction and […]

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RSS Feeds

You may have been seeing these little orange RSS or XML buttons around the Internet. Or this little graphic: If you were wondering what they are…It’s “the next big thing” — you can use it to get newsfeeds from CNN or ESPN, as well as just about anything else, including news on upcoming movies, DVD […]

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