Straw Bale Design

Straw Bale Construction

Why a Straw Bale House?

Straw bale construction lends itself well to an owner builder project. Some of the applications well suited for straw bale include: a cottage, office, garage, studio, and an art barn. You don’t have to limit yourself to these smaller projects. Thousands of people have successfully built their own straw bale house.

Here are 7 great reasons why you should consider building your next house with Straw Bales: Source:

  1. Energy Efficiency.
  2. 2 Sound Proofing.
  3. Fire resistance.
  4. Environmental responsibility.
  5. Natural Materials.
  6. Aesthetics
  7. Minimize wood consumption.

To Find out more check out the

Straw Bale Workshops

Seven day comprehensive workshop is designed to teach participants everything they need to know to build their own straw bale structure.
straw Bale Workshop

A Modern Look at Straw Bale Construction – E-Book

Concrete Foundation Video

This video contains the latest information you need to know to build your own concrete slab foundation. I walk you through each and every stage of the concrete foundation building process.

Plastering Video

The How-To Guide to Plastering DVD includes nearly a full hour of information, sourced from professionals, that you need to know in order to plaster your straw bale structure successfully with natural hydraulic lime.

Load Bearing Video

Load Bearing construction uses the bales themselves as the structural element of the home.  The roof sits directly on the bale walls and the straw itself is load bearing.

Post And Beam Video

Post and beam construction uses a structural support system in the home (typically wood) and bales as infill insulation (non-structural bales).