These things are important to keeping your sanity while you build, but more than that, they are true in day to day life as well. Imagine if you lived your life expecting the stresses that are likely to come along. Imagine if you lived with patience, all the time. Holding a deadline? Maybe not as direct of a comparison here, but deadlines are important all over our lives. Call them appointments, being accountable, or whatever you want. Staying on track, focused, and being reliable are certainly good things. (There is a whole new topic in this one line alone, I know). Okay, so what if you got help when you needed it and spoke openly with the ones you love each and every day? I bet your life would be much more enjoyable. And who can’t use a celebration? I mean everyday!!! Celebrate yourself, your family, your friends, your life and all the amazing things associated with it. There is a LOT more there to celebrate than you may normally allow for yourself.
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My name is Andrew Morrison and welcome to my straw bale building site dedicated to anyone interested in building their own straw bale house. If you are brand new to straw bale or are a straw bale construction specialist there's something for you at StrawBale.com.
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I think listing this property for sale on my website is an interesting example of the full circle of life. It was this house that really inspired me to commit myself to straw bale construction. I worked on this house, as a helper and nothing more auspicious, and found a real desire to make my […]
Water is the biggest enemy of straw bale construction. It comes in many forms from humidity to broken plumbing lines, but the results are the same: damage to the bales. Because water is such a major player in the construction of any home, we have to be careful how we intertie the two systems of bales and plumbing. One way is through the use of water isolation walls.
Hey everyone! This is Gabriella, Andrew’s wife writing. I wanted to share a preview of our brand new video, The How To Guide To Framing For Straw Bale Construction. The video is nearly 3 hours long and will be contained in a 2 DVD set. We genuinely had fun filming this production and we were […]
Check out this quick news story I did today with Kevin Lollis of News Channel 10 here in Southern Oregon. It was for their weekly series “Green Wednesday.” We plan to do another follow up later this summer. Click here to watch the video.
Below is a section from my upcoming book. The focus of the section is on planning for and installing partition walls in straw bale homes. I have also included a detailed description of how to properly layout framed walls. When framing interior partition walls, there are only a couple of differences from conventional construction to keep track of. I hope you enjoy this chapter on framing partition walls. You may find it a bit technical, since it is just a section from within the book, but it will all make more sense in the overall context of the book.
We often hear from people all over the world that are looking at straw bale construction as a solution for creating healthy, affordable, safe and beautiful housing. For many of the people we hear from, this type of housing is not an easy option so we love the sense of excitement people feel once they […]
We recently came into contact with the wonderful, dynamic and hilarious Sabine. Born and raised in Germany, she and her husband both live in Australia now. We were so taken by her enthusiasm and story that we asked if she would be willing to share her experience with building her dream straw bale house by […]
We love what we do. We love that we get to inspire the inner builder in people and we love that we get to be a part of helping people create their dream straw bale homes. Being a part of the workshop builds is a very bonding and touching experience…after all, a home is often […]
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.