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how much can a astrolabe endure

Hi all,I am building my home extension with strawbales. So far so good, see picture. Only now there are a lot of rainy days at the moment. I already saw that straw can take some splashing and it won't go inside the bale to soon and with a little sun it will dry up very quick. But how long can straw be in a situation like mine (see photo) as i am building it on my own and it will take me at least one more month before the next room is up and i have the cob on it. It could be sooner but a lot of…See More
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"Hi Jennemeg, I am a mechanical engineer who is in progress building a straw bale house in Apache Junction, Arizona. The reason for insulation here is absolutely for the summer. It can get over 110F regularly in the summer. I am installing both AC…"
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Cooling Strawbale Homes

Hi there,I have been interested in building my own strawbale home for a long time, and my build is getting closer. I know strawbale offers great insulation, and its one of the main advantages to them, and primarily why I want one. I just want to know how most people cool them? I live in North Carolina, so it gets hot and humid here. I want to avoid a HVAC because of the energy use and I just don't like them (though I think without them in regular homes I think you'd die here!)I plan to have…See More
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how much can a a straw bale endure

Started by patrick de grijs on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Hi all,I am building my home extension with strawbales. So far so good, see picture. Only now there are a lot of rainy days at the moment. I already saw that straw can take some splashing and it…Continue

Tags: rain, durability, wet, endure, bale

Cooling Strawbale Homes

Started by jennemeg. Last reply by Patrick W Dugan Aug 14. 1 Reply

Hi there,I have been interested in building my own strawbale home for a long time, and my build is getting closer. I know strawbale offers great insulation, and its one of the main advantages to…Continue

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Stem Wall Idea...

Started by Lisa Haessler. Last reply by Lisa Haessler Mar 29. 2 Replies

my partner and i are set to build our 800 square foot bale home in northern ontario this summer. part of the plan, once the slab is built and set, is to build a stem wall 12 inches high and 18 inches…Continue

Feedback from people who have actually lived in their strabale home for more than 5 years?

Started by Anna V Jan 1. 0 Replies

I am looking to move back to the midwest or south (IN or TN), and have been researching strawbale building.  I am wondering if anyone who has actually lived in their strawbale home could give me some…Continue

Tags: Timber, Frame, England, New, Bale

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Rather long update on our Grass Valley strawbale home project!

Posted by Kathy Jones on January 9, 2015 at 11:37am 0 Comments

I have appreciated the help offered on this site, and wanted to share some of our experience.

My last post concerned our bale raising, Dec. 2013. About 20 friends, CASBA members, neighbors, and strangers showed up to help us, and it was a wonderful experience (even with my broken wrist). So, on the plus side of strawbale building I would add the opportunity for community support and generosity; our walls seem to hold the positive energy offered that day.

Mostly different, but…

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Western Arizona Workshop 2015

Posted by Jim Federico on May 11, 2014 at 6:17pm 3 Comments

... Were hosting a strawbale workshop in Arizona on the dates of April 27 -May 3rd, 2015 

Will have plenty of room on our 80 acre rancho "Rancho Federico"  with wide open spaces ! Our design goal will be an old hacienda rancho right out of a western movie set in our little ghost town of Santo Borracho !

We've hired a chef from the Reagan presidential library ! Who…

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Thinking about buying a straw bale house with mold on the inside walls.

Posted by Pamela Love on February 28, 2014 at 9:31am 4 Comments

Dear Straw Bale Experts,



I have been trying to buy a straw bale house in my area (Reno, Nevada) for a couple of years now. I tried everything under the sun to procure a loan, but to no avail.

Meanwhile it's been sitting in the desert vacant, and neglected for a couple of year (at least) now. At some point this winter a pipe froze and the house got flooded. Well, I finally have found some money, and wanted to revisit the possibility of buying this property.

What I found… Continue

Stage three 2014

Posted by Eddy Winko on February 13, 2014 at 5:00am 1 Comment

Stage three starting April \ May 2014

In the process of building a straw bale house in Poland, taking a break over the winter as the weather is against us. Blogging about it all, and other things on my mind, at www.winkos.wordpress.com

Happy to help anyone who has questions, or accept advice on what we are doing wrong :)

Building will start again in the spring (April), so if anyone wants to come along they are more than…

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