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Straw Bale Construction Workshop with Andrew Morrison

My friend Kent Griswold is in town attending a straw bale building workshop taught by Andrew Morrison. I stopped by for a look, snapped a few photos, and got the inside scoop from Kent. The seven day long hands-on workshop lets you get down & dirty, and delivers  not only the information but the experience […]

Live Edge Siding

An option for siding you may have seen but not known much about is live edge siding. Brian Liloia, a.k.a. Ziggy, is putting some on a strawbale home he’s building and recently shared the photo above on his blog. Live edge siding is basically boards that have not been cut strait on one side. Instead they are left […]

Tiny House Strawbale Workshop

The Canelo Project is a small non-profit organization dedicated to exploring truly sustainable living systems including housing. The founders, Athena and Bill Steen, are also well know authors of books like The Straw Bale House, Built By Hand, and Small Strawbale. Every year they teach workshops and offer tours of their homestead which is located […]

Strawbale Construction Portal

One of my regular readers, Mark, sent me a link to this great Strawbale construction portal. The website is packed with great information including some plans. Below is an example from a set of free plans they offer for a 10×14 strawbale building. Mark is working on converting them to metric and is considering building […]

Green Hamlet – Ecovillage of Natural Homes

Oliver Swann, the fellow behind NaturalHomes.org, sent me news today about progress at Green Hamlet, an ecovillage under construction in Pupki, Poland. They have planning permission to build four buildings but the best news is that tiny homes under 35 square meters (376 square feet) can be built without official permission. The larger buildings will […]

Natural Homes

I really like the ingenuity of the fellow behind the website naturalhomes.org. This is the website dedicated to houses built from natural materials like cob, adobe, straw bale, stone, dirt, and so on. You’ll find examples of natural homes from all over the world. Some are big but many are tiny houses. Oliver Swann, the […]

Strawbale Innovation in the UK

I just spotted this on Shedworking.co.uk. It’s a tiny strawbale house offered by amazonails, the leading strawbale building company in the UK. This tiny house is their answer to a growing demand for tiny strawbale houses. Their website is filled with a lot of alternative building techniques like cement-free tire foundations and using lime instead […]

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