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A straw bale home gets the clay coating for the outside.  These homes are virtually fireproof, as the straw is compressed so tightly that there is no air to fuel a fire.

A straw bale home gets the clay coating for the outside. These homes are virtually fireproof, as the straw is compressed so tightly that there is no air to fuel a fire.

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Sacred Sands: A Strawbale B&B Guest Retreat

Strawbale house, ready for plastering.

oldest known straw bale house

Ivy covered (oldest known) straw bale house

Am. Clay 2

Am. Clay 2

Urbana straw bale bathroom window- show how thick the windows are in earthship homes- terrific insulation

I love these straw bale window ledges!

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Innovative architecture & building with staw bale wall construction by Greg Madeen - Environmental Architect

Tip for strawbale construction: trim your strawbale walls before you plaster them. It's much much much faster to shave the walls than it is to even them out with loads of plaster. I use a weed whacker to trim walls. Some people use a chain saw. You can also use the trimming to shape your corners, like at this window jamb. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=573283652695796=a.529230460434449.120245.171782289512603=1

Tip for strawbale construction: trim your strawbale walls before you plaster…

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house_loonlake

straw house plans and construction building techniques

How to Build With Straw Bales

DIY stucco fence w/straw bale--built with a layer of tar paper and chicken wire on top. This helps to shed water off to the sides instead of soaking into the bales.

fwd DIY stucco fence w/straw bale--built with a layer of tar paper and chicken wire on top. This helps to shed water off to the sides instead of soaking into the bales.

Am. Clay 1

Am. Clay 1

Joist that bale - Winnipeg Free Press Homes

Energy-efficient straw bale homes, once a fad, are going mainstream - New Homes on Winnipeg Free Press Homes

How to Build a Straw Bale House -- via wikiHow.com/

Build a Straw Bale House

How to Build a Straw Bale House. Building a straw bale and plaster house is a low-cost and environmentally friendly way to create a home. This guide covers the materials and methods you might use to build a straw bale house, a house that.

strawbale home - Google Search

strawbale home - Google Search

PREFAB FRIDAY: ModCell’s Stunning Straw-bale Prefab Homes Modcell Balehaus – Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

PREFAB FRIDAY: ModCell's Stunning Straw-bale Prefab Homes

PREFAB FRIDAY: ModCell’s Stunning Straw-bale Prefab Homes Modcell Balehaus – Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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