Straw Bale Retrofit Workshop

“Do your heating bills drive you crazy in the winter? Are you and your family sweltering inside your home in the summer? Do you want to improve the look of your home? Do you need new electrical outlets in your … Continue reading →

A Passive Solar Straw Bale Home

“This passive solar straw bale house is situated in one of the coldest places in the nation. Gunnison, Colorado, ranks within the top 5 cities with the average coldest temperatures in the United States, yet the insulating properties of the … Continue reading →

National Straw Bale Building Code is a Go

“Thankfully, we’ve never had to worry ourselves about local building codes, but there are many, many more folks who regularly struggle with codes when attempting to build a natural home in their area. And so the following news is very … Continue reading →

Sedona Straw Bale — A Photo Journal

“The Sedona Straw Bale is a fresh look at the design and building of a practical, modern-looking Straw Bale Home in Sedona, Arizona. It details the entire project from breaking ground to moving in, showing almost 300 photos accompanied with … Continue reading →

Help us spread the word about straw bale building in Romania

“Hello, my name is Grzegorz and I am an architect. I come from Poland, but I currently live in Romania where I am an active proponent of straw bale building. Together with my wife Maria, and our many enthusiastic friends … Continue reading →