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Strawbale Broker !

Apparently this person is a "Strawbale Broker" .... Nick Fitzpatrick Try calling him at : 1 800 747 3811 or 845 901 1892 ...
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"Hi Patrick ! sorry i didn't get back to you sooner. Andrew had posted on his site about a "Strawbale Broker" who can find the best price (hopefully) Im trying to find it and i will get it to you asap. .... With that said , let me know…"
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Strawbale Broker !

Started by Jim Federico Sep 24. 0 Replies

Apparently this person is a "Strawbale Broker" .... Nick Fitzpatrick Try calling him at : 1 800 747 3811 or 845 901 1892 ...

Helping others around us who are building there dreams.

Started by Johnny Dillenger Jul 14. 0 Replies

  I would like to find a network of people who are planning to make their strawbale homes a reality and I would like to be a part of that excitement. I am currently in the Wichita area and want to…Continue

Finishing straw bale building in Kansas

Started by Dorethy Hancock. Last reply by Dorethy Hancock Jul 14. 2 Replies

Hi, strawbale-building friends,I have a finished cob house with an unfinished straw bale house next door, waiting to be connected.  In addition to this connection, the upper story of the interior…Continue

Bale Raising this weekend July 12-13 Muskogee, OK

Started by Andrew Herringshaw Jul 7. 0 Replies

Hi Bale friends!We’re having a bale-raising in Muskogee, OK this weekend – July 12/13.  We are building the Applegate Cottage (770 sq ft, as seen on as our primary residence on our…Continue

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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…


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

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…


Southern California

Posted by Martha Maxwell on February 4, 2014 at 12:27pm 2 Comments

Anyone in the Southern California area?  I've been looking for a home or two to take a person peek at the finished straw bale home.

Any help would be appreciated.



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