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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
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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

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

Building a strawbale roundhouse in the Uk

Started by Janta wheelhouse Oct 21, 2014. 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

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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…


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…



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