100 Mile Home: First Straw/Clay home permitted in Eugene

“A 100 Mile Home is Eugene’s first permitted residence with a natural light straw/clay wall system, and it’s being built at Emerald Village Eugene! … Continue reading →

Light Straw-Clay Construction Now Code Approved

“An appendix on Light Straw-Clay Construction was also approved for inclusion in the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC). To date only the states of New Mexico and Oregon have a section on Light Straw-Clay Construction in their building code. The … Continue reading →

Using light straw clay (slip straw) as interior wall fill

Good, clear straw/clay tutorial. Put those kids to work! “An instructional video by Cedar Ridge Farm. Light straw clay, also known as slip straw, is a healthy and simple material for filling interior (and exterior) walls. The process of packing … Continue reading →

Straw/Clay Mixer

“Rather than laboriously tossing clay slip with straw by hand to make light clay straw for finishing the stuffing of the bale walls, we used this mixer to speed up the process. We could mix large batches of light clay … Continue reading →

Hyakusho: Natural Building in Korea

I just found this fascinating site while researching straw/clay. Natural building is alive and well around the world! Kyle Holzhueter’s website is loaded with photos and information on traditional building techniques. “Kyle Holzhueter works as a straw bale builder and … Continue reading →