Members

Latest Activity

Maria Del Carmen Montesinos is now a member of Planet Straw Bale
yesterday
Tom posted a discussion

Aging straw bales

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, so am only home in the US for about 8 weeks a year - 3 in the winter and 5 in the summer.All of these structures will be built over a 2 year period.  The interiors may not be finished during this time but the exterior walls will be erected and finished. In the interest of saving money and time, as…See More
Thursday
Laile Di Silvestro is now a member of Planet Straw Bale
Monday
Angela Bivens left a comment for Brian Waite
"Dear Mr. Waite, Thank you so much for sharing information regarding your bale retainer!  I'm planning on attending one of Andrew and Gabrielle Morrison's strawbale build workshops and curious to know how I can incorporate strawbales…"
Dec 5
Stephen Wright updated their profile
Dec 4
Profile IconStephen Wright and Mary joined Planet Straw Bale
Dec 4
Emmanouil Karamousadakis is now a member of Planet Straw Bale
Dec 3
Brian Waite left a comment for Angela Bivens
"Dear Angela Bivens, the bales are retained, would you believe, by a "bale retainer" which is a multifunctional device ( patent applied for ). It stops the natural tendency of an arch to collapse, it tilts the bale the precise amount for…"
Dec 2
Angela Bivens liked Lisa Marrion's photo
Dec 1
Angela Bivens liked Lisa Marrion's photo
Dec 1
Angela Bivens liked Lisa Marrion's photo
Dec 1
Angela Bivens liked Alex Cicelsky's photo
Dec 1
Angela Bivens left a comment for Brian Waite
"Dear Mr. Waite, Your house has turned out so nice! Also, I'm sorry to be a pest and ask again if you can share how you anchored the straw bales to the top of your house so that they wouldn't fall? Thank you, Angela Bivens"
Dec 1
robert tino petronzio is now a member of Planet Straw Bale
Nov 30
Angela Bivens updated their profile
Nov 28
Martha Maxwell commented on Jim Federico's event Western Arizona Workshop in 2015 !
"Hi Jim, What do your workshop cost?"
Nov 26
 

How Many Are We and Where Do We Live?

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Forum

Aging straw bales

Started by Tom on Thursday. 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. 0 Replies

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

Building a strawbale roundhouse in the Uk

Started by Janta wheelhouse Oct 21. 0 Replies

We are building a large (12 metres diameter) load bearing strawbale house with a reciprocal roof on a permaculture centre in Shropshire; It is in its main and most crucial stages right now. At the…Continue

Tags: earth, plaster, cob, large, roof

Field grass bales

Started by Marshall Hall Oct 19. 0 Replies

I have 40 acres of local grass.  Do you think I could cut and bale the grass for building?Continue

Blog Posts

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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.

Martha

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Chat

Active Conversations

Disconnected

    Disconnected

    You are disconnected from chat. Connect to join the chat.

    Suspended From Chat

    Sign up to chat on Planet Straw Bale.

    Sign Up

     
     
     

    © 2014   Created by Gabriella Morrison.

    Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service