Hello fellow Planet Straw Balers!Sue Smoot's custom designed & professionally built, 2 BR-2 BA, 1300 interior sq. ft. straw bale house in Albuquerque's Near North Valley is for sale, for the…Continue
Hi guysI am looking for advice on what you consider the best tool for trimming the bales prior to plastering. Some people say chain saw, some say strimmer and I am thinking perhaps a hedge trimmer?…Continue
Hi All - Great forum and glad it is here. My wife and I just moved into a Flax straw-bale house in Southern Alberta, built in 1996. The house is in great condition. Near Priddis/Calgary. Built into…Continue
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I am beginning to put together plans to build a strawbale house on property I own in Alaska. Most references site using natural lime and clay plaster inside and out. Does anyone know whether the extreme changes in temperature in Alaska will have an affect on the plaster? From the pictures I've seen, I do like the beauty of the plaster. I'm really more concerned about the exterior than the interior.
This 12x16 "Eco Pod" on Gambier Island (near Vancouver, BC) is subject to at least 50" of rain each year. We have a saying on Gambier that 'it rains up!'. Even with a 2' roof overhang the walls can get wet in the increasingly regular storms. The recommendation online is to only cover the…Continue
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