Ty Twt Small Strawbale House in Wales

“This project in Powys, Wales was set in a small clearing in an Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) woodland. The client wanted to blur the lines between interior and exterior and create something that fits into the landscape. The house had to … Continue reading →

Owner Renovated Strawbale House!

“The owner of this house renovated his walls with strawbales which have an average R-value of 40! He is the owner of the strawbale building business Paja Construction in Albuquerque, New Mexico!” … Continue reading →

Dunne Family Update #2

Yesterday’s blog post about post and beam construction reminded me of the Dunne family strawbale house that we’ve covered previously. Click here to see the previous blog post. This project has always been one of my favorites, so it’s time … Continue reading →

Huff ‘n’ Puff’s golden rules for designing and building your strawbale home

Huff ‘n’ Puff’s golden rules for designing and building your strawbale home: 1. Practice on a test wall before you build. 2. Keep your buildings small. 3. Do not design a two-storey home. 4. Inspect your bales at source before … Continue reading →

Strawmark Strawbale Homes FAQ

Q. Is Strawmark suitable for wetter areas of New Zealand? A. Strawmark commissioned a Moisture Performance Test by BRANZ/BIA, which sets the building code. Their test results state that our method is suitable for all areas of New Zealand. … Continue reading →