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My Latest Blog Entries Are Below

Moving a Straw Bale House

I just got an email from a man who wanted to know what I thought about moving a straw bale structure. He plans to use more modern techniques, but I imagine the same concerns would apply with either technique. My concerns are laid out below. I’d like to hear if anyone has experience with this […]

Earthworks Needs Help with Funding

Below is a call for help from Garnet McPherson, the Eco Village Designer, Educator and the Editor of Sustainable Living Magazine. The Earthworks Eco Village is in dire need of immediate funding to secure the land it wants for it’s village concept. Please read on if you’re interested in helping out. The deadline is literally […]

Cross Section of a Straw Bale Landscape Wall/Rubble Trench Foundation

Many people have recently asked me about landscape walls. As a result of those inquiries, I’ve drawn up a cross section of a landscape wall and rubble trench foundation for you to check out below. This is a basic design that can be used in most locations. Some building departments allow for rubble trench foundations […]

Attaching Interior Partition Walls to Bale Walls

If you have interior partition walls in the straw bale structure you’re building, you’ll need to attach them to the structure before you install your drywall on the interior walls. Keep in mind, I’m not talking about drywall over the bales, just on the interior framed walls. The two biggest problems with interior partition walls […]