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Straw Bale Micro Building by Studio 1984

Designed by Studio 1984, the “Nest” is a compact eco-home concept made from wood and straw. It was originally conceived as an entry to Archi<20, a design competition for low-cost, environmentally-friendly architecture in France. Around a wooden frame, straw bales are attached. A simple roof keeps it dry. The interior can be used for whatever […]

2016 Straw Bale Workshop Dates and Locations Announced

If you like to get dirty and learn by doing, these straw bale workshops might be a perfect fit for you. But space fills up fast so hurry if you want to attend. Take advantage of sale pricing until December 4, 2016 too! See the Straw bale Workshop Schedule Now. These are seven day comprehensive workshops designed to […]

Cheap & Efficient Straw Bale Dome Home

…this is a fun project and if it will survive the winter, then we will start working on a bigger and better house. Overall this is really a cheap, easy to build and efficient house type.” – Jetijs See and read more about this Green, cheap and efficient straw bale dome home

268 Square Foot House of Straw

Straw bales are stacked like bricks to form the outer shell of the home. Wood posts and beams are embedded in the straw bales to support the roof, window and door headers. Metal lath and plaster is used for interior and exterior finishes. The end result is a durable, environmentally friendly home.” – Off Grid Shelters […]

280 Square Foot Guest House in Chile

For the walls, bales of straw were in use stuccoes in mud, given its high thermal efficiency and for being an abundant material in the zone. These are protected from the rain by plates of transparent polycarbonate, which leaves in evidence the materiality and zinc waved in the parts top and low.” – ArchDaily See more […]

House Of Straw

Perhaps the first Little Pig was right all along. In a demonstration about how to build a simple structure made entirely of recyclable or reusable materials, a small Parisian architecture firm called Studio 1984 chose straw as the main building material, designing a cozy, 15-square-meter “nest” that even the Big Bad Wolf would have to […]

National Straw Bale Building Code is a Go!

A historic day for straw bale construction! 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 welcome, not just for those folks, but for […]

Tiny Straw Bale Cabins

The options available with styles, building techniques, and materials used to create tiny houses are various (vive la différence!). Some tiny homes rest on solid foundations while others are on trailers. Some are modern in style and others more rustic. The list goes on and there is something out there for everyone.” – Gabriella Morrison Continue […]

Strawbale Workshop Day 1

This week I am with Andrew Morrison of Strawbale.com in Orangevale, California at a week long straw bale workshop. I will be giving you daily updates of our progress as we learn and progress on this timber frame straw bale barn. Though not tiny this “barn” has a 600 square foot footprint.” – Kent Read […]

Tiny House in a Landscape

This week Tiny House Blog has this tiny house in a landscape to share. “This is a tiny house in Western Massachusetts, USA on a very fine farm (the best milk products in the region!). I love the living roof and the woodsy setting. They also built the shed next to the house – not […]

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