What is Straw Bale Construction?

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Straw-bale construction uses conventional small bales of straw (commonly wheat, barley, rye and oat straw) as structural elements, insulation or both. 

5 reasons why to consider a straw bale building:

  1. Energy efficient
  2. Sustainable & environmental (ECO-friendly)
  3. Safe in fires and earthquakes
  4. Friendly for homeowner builders 
  5. Warm in the winter and cool in the summer 


7-Day Intensive Straw Bale Design & Construction Workshops

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Our week-long straw bale design and construction workshops are a blend of both theory (classroom) and practical (hands-on) experience.  Your tutors will guide you through each step of the building process, from foundations to finish work.

Come prepared to learn a lot and gain some hands-on experience
designing and building straw bale wall systems:

  • Site Analysis
  • Design Considerations
  • Wall Systems
  • Foundation & Roof Options
  • Moisture & Building Science
  • Weathertightness Details
  • Plaster Systems
  • Building Codes
  • Insurance & Financing
  • Healthy & Creative Building Material Use
  • Lessons Learned
  • House Tours
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Workshops & Lectures

Whether you are a homeowner builder or a seasoned builder, learn the art and science of straw bale design and construction..
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Straw bale homes

From conceptual design through to the construction process, we will guide you in creating the straw bale home you always wanted. View our portfolio...

Our Work

We love simple design solutions.  We find that they are beautiful when combined with the use of natural materials.
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