When considering designing and building your own home, knowing where to start can be overwhelming.
Here are 6 helpful tips when starting with straw bale construction.
Allow ample time for due diligence. Explore ideas, provide time to connect with knowledgeable professionals., and give the design process plenty of opportunities.
Attend a workshop for hands-on experience. See if you like the experience working with this type of material.
Consult with a straw bale professional. You can learn a lot from books, but a professional’s experience can provide unparalleled insight and exceptional value. The initial cost will save you in the long run.
Create a budget for the project. Have an idea of what you are willing to spend. Including a contingency amount (or wiggle room) to your budget is also advised.
Gather design ideas that you like. Sketches, photo albums, and other ways to collect design ideas will help interpret your vision.
Evaluate your time verse your money verse your ability. Determine what the best use of your resources is.
You can achieve your dream. There is help available.