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
Continue reading about this Straw House.
Ziggy reports on a successful straw bale workshop.
“We just finished our awesome 10 days of the first The Year of Mud Straw Bale Workshop — what a blast. It was yet another great batch of students, and we had ample opportunity to get lots of progress made, and learn all the ins and outs to working with bales.”
Read more about this Straw Bale Workshop.
This looks like an amazing cob building workshop. Love the little building they’ve built.
“The SunDog nine day workshop is designed to teach ordinary people the skills to build their own cob cottages, from the foundation to the roof. Our projects are small, most are under 200 square feet, and geared towards attaining a high level of completion in a short amount of time.”
Read the complete Cob Building Workshop article.
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 sure of its use (outhouse?). The house is straw bale and homemade by the farmers.”
via Tiny House in a Landscape.
PAKSBAB, a non-profit organization, is building these earthquake resistant small houses in Pakistan. They measure 25′ by 25′ and can be built for about $2,250 in materials. Also read about PAKSBAB on Inhabitat.
Affordable Strawbale Homes