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My Latest Blog Entries Are Below

Gunnite, Sprayed Plaster, or Hand Troweled?

When applying plaster to the bales, the fastest application may not be the best. There are two schools of thought in plastering. Some believe that the plaster adheres better to the bales when sprayed with a plaster gun and others believe a hand troweled application provides the best adherence. I personally believe that either application […]

Water Line Isolation Walls

I always suggest that people keep all plumbing lines out of bale walls. Sometimes this is not possible and water lines need to be run through bales. The most common example of this is with hose bibs. Frost proof hose bibs need to be run back into the wall about a foot or so. For […]

Omitting Plaster on Bales

I received an email this morning from some folks in New Zealand. They are wondering if it is okay to leave the plaster off of the outside of a house if they wrap it with metal panels instead. I have attached their email below along with my response. In addition to my original response, I […]

Straw Bale Homes & Basements

This video is from my online video newsletter called “The Straw Bale Minute”. It focuses on straw bale homes and basements. All of my short videos can be found on YouTube at Please check them out, rate them, and post comments. Your help efforts will actually help move the videos up the line and […]