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John Polhamus is now a member of Planet Straw Bale
May 18
Leila Whitlock-Hauth posted a status
"Updated my photos today. I realize there is a lot I skipped over but that is all i can do for now! We hope to finish our home this fall!"
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May 12
Pj Organ left a comment for Carol Earls
"hi Carol   do you have any irish connections  my mother s name was earls"
May 12
Pj Organ commented on Paul Collins's event Straw bale house build in France
" hi paul  just starting digging out side of hill but weather has changed and ground is very wet, where is the nearest airport to you "
May 10
Paul Collins commented on Paul Collins's event Straw bale house build in France
"Hello Pj, we are building the garage/workshop in the next few weeks, bales come tomorrow for this, and then the foundations for the house. The plan is for the bales to go up for the house in July. What stage are you at?"
May 9
Pj Organ commented on Paul Collins's event Straw bale house build in France
"Hi pj here from Ireland i am starting to build a straw bale house Underground with grass roof What stage are you at when do you expect to be putting up the bales"
May 9
Pj Organ might attend Paul Collins's event
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Straw bale house build in France at France, Haute Vienne

April 12, 2015 at 6pm to September 16, 2015 at 7pm
Hello, Planning permission has been granted and the site has been cleared!! The area is wooded countryside and the house will be load bearing strawbale construction with a tile roof, so the finished house looks traditional and blends in with the area.The foundations will be build from tyres and the garage will have a green living roof. The foundations and garage will be built in April - May and the house build will then start in July, expecting to end in September/October. There will be an…See More
May 9
Pj Organ posted photos
May 8
Pj Organ left a comment for Martin Mulligan
"Hi Martin I live in Kilkenny I build log houses website Www.ecologhomes.ie"
May 8
Pj Organ left a comment for james maguire
"Hi James Did you get a moisture meter I am looking for one"
May 8
Pj Organ left a comment for Andy Hood
"Hi Andy I livein Ireland i manufacture and build log homes I am now starting to build a straw bale house underground with grass roof"
May 8
Pj Organ posted a status
"Hi I am in the process of building an underground straw bale house with grass roof"
May 8
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Kathy Jones and Naomi Shepler are now friends
Apr 14
 

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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

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Aging straw bales

Started by Tom Dec 17, 2014. 0 Replies

I will begin the construction of my homestead in about a year.  The first thing to be built will be a fairly large greenhouse and shed,  then a water tank, house and utility building. I live in Asia,…Continue

Toxic Strawbales

Started by Marshall Hall Nov 15, 2014. 0 Replies

Has anybody heard of toxicity problems with straw bales due to chemicals applied to the plants such as Roundup?see…Continue

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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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