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Charente straw bale raising at Brigueuil France 16420

July 5, 2014 at 9am to July 26, 2014 at 7pm
After a few delays we are finally getting ready for the big finishing push. Anybody who would like to volunteer on a load baring straw bale project in France is more than welcome. There is plenty of space to camp, a couple of gites in the vicinity, if you would prefer that and an opportunity to participate in getting a straw bale structure up and plastered, using lime.See More
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Ryan Fletcher commented on Pamela Love's blog post Thinking about buying a straw bale house with mold on the inside walls.
"Well, non-disclosure is a legal issue in real estate sales.  There have been many a people who have gotten away with allot and an equal amount of people that get caught trying to hid things..  Too bad, its a cute place. "
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Pamela Love commented on Pamela Love's blog post Thinking about buying a straw bale house with mold on the inside walls.
"You guys have been so great.  Thank you SO MUCH for contributing to my understanding of what I might be getting myself into. One thing to consider: I happened to have taken a drive out to this property again (after trying, and failing one year…"
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DivaB commented on Julia Watson's blog post The use of house wrap on a strawbale home in a WET climate
"I don't know that the wider gaps in the wire mesh that you chose would be enough.  Plaster doesn't like to stick to plastic, although I know that Tyvec house wrap does have a bit of a rougher side to it, that perhaps the plaster would…"
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Started by Gregory Sparks. Last reply by GregJimenez Mar 18. 4 Replies

After the news this morning from the Tampa Bay area, does anyone have some innovative way to check for sinkholes and to prevent them ? Maybe it's time to make my exodus from Florida.Continue

low humidity and strawbale

Started by cj. Last reply by GregJimenez Mar 12. 2 Replies

HelloWe have a strawbale home with earthen plaster interior walls and lime plaster exterior walls.  In the winter, it is very dry, (26 RH).  We also have a lot of wooden musical instruments that…Continue

Dry finish for sealing bales?

Started by James Mansion. Last reply by GregJimenez Mar 4. 1 Reply

Hi,I'm reading around bales and trying to make sense of different systems.Assume that I have post and beam and potentially an external rainshield system (eg render on OSB or similar) that also takes…Continue

Retired plasterer ready to build

Started by Arlie Grunseth. Last reply by GregJimenez Mar 4. 4 Replies

I recently bought 4 acres in northern Wisconsin near a small town that has no building codes. A small modest straw bale home really appeals to me and makes sense due to the insulation benefits.  As a…Continue

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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 9 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…


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.


Update on Energy Consumption of Strawbale house in Canada

Posted by Ryan Fletcher on November 29, 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Follow the link for an update of my first years energy consumption.


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