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Western Canada Straw Bale Home Owners / Enthusiasts

A group dedicated to sustainable living and homes in the Western Canada region (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia).Looking to get to know each other and share information / resources / experiences.See More
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Looking for Strawbaling needles

does anyone have any strawbale needles they would like to sell or can we borrow?  We are in the process of building our cabin and will need these once we are ready for the strawbales.  We need 6 if possible and would be happy to purchase or borrow and return.thanksSee More
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Owner-Building a straw bale house in Kerikeri, Far North District Council in New Zealand...

Hello,We are owner-building a straw bale house in Kerikeri in the Far North District Council of New Zealand and would like to invite all people living in that area and that have experience building a straw bale house to contact us so that we can benefit from that experience.Specs:2 Bedroom (later we plan to extend to a 4 bedroom if there is money)Straw BaleLime Plaster in and outsideMin. 2m eaves to protect the wallsI would love to hear from you.Cheers,NonoSee More
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Owner-Building a straw bale house in Kerikeri, Far North of New Zealand

Hello,We are owner-building a straw bale house in Kerikeri in the Far North District Council of New Zealand and would like to invite all people living in that area and that have experience building a straw bale house to contact us so that we can benefit from that experience.Specs:2 Bedroom (later we plan to extend to a 4 bedroom if there is money)Straw BaleLime Plaster in and outsideMin. 2m eaves to protect the wallsI would love to hear from you.Cheers,NonoSee More
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Looking for Strawbaling needles

Started by gary taylor Jul 19. 0 Replies

does anyone have any strawbale needles they would like to sell or can we borrow?  We are in the process of building our cabin and will need these once we are ready for the strawbales.  We need 6 if…Continue

Owner-Building a straw bale house in Kerikeri, Far North District Council in New Zealand...

Started by Nono Junang Jun 16. 0 Replies

Hello,We are owner-building a straw bale house in Kerikeri in the Far North District Council of New Zealand and would like to invite all people living in that area and that have experience building a…Continue

Tags: new zealand, far north district council, fndc, kerikeri

Cooling Strawbale Homes

Started by jennemeg. Last reply by Alexander Sayko Feb 2. 16 Replies

Hi there,I have been interested in building my own strawbale home for a long time, and my build is getting closer. I know strawbale offers great insulation, and its one of the main advantages to…Continue

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how much can a a straw bale endure

Started by patrick de grijs Aug 26, 2015. 0 Replies

Hi all,I am building my home extension with strawbales. So far so good, see picture. Only now there are a lot of rainy days at the moment. I already saw that straw can take some splashing and it…Continue

Tags: rain, durability, wet, endure, bale

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Owner-Building a straw bale house in Kerikeri, Far North of New Zealand

Posted by Nono Junang on June 16, 2016 at 7:45pm 0 Comments

Hello,

We are owner-building a straw bale house in Kerikeri in the Far North District Council of New Zealand and would like to invite all people living in that area and that have experience building a straw bale house to contact us so that we can benefit from that experience.

Specs:

2 Bedroom (later we plan to extend to a 4 bedroom if there is money)

Straw Bale

Lime Plaster in and outside

Min. 2m eaves to protect the walls

I…

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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 5 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

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