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Hybrid Straw Bale Wall System

Hybrid Straw Bale Wall System

A hybrid straw bale wall system incorporates the best attributes of both load bearing and post and beam wall systems.

Straw Bales

How To Choose Building Bales

What kind of bales do you use – regular old straw bales from the field?

Hillside – Design For Owner-Builder

Can you build a straw bale home with a basement? You sure can! Here is a design created for an owner-builder in Canyon City, Colorado.

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A Good Pair Of Boots

The importance of a building’s foundation is hard to overstate. There are many factors to examine when designing a foundation. The environmental impacts of the …


Design To The Size Of The Bales

Here is an excellent example of designing with the size of the straw bale in mind. The dimensions of the bales used here are 36″x18″x14″. …

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Importance Of Good Straw Bale Design

The distinction between good design and good straw bale design is critical! Incorporating all of the design nuances of straw bale construction will determine not …

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6 helpful tips when starting with straw bale construction.

6 Helpful Tips When Starting With Straw Bale Construction

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 …

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3D Roof Drawings

The concept of these drawings is to highlight the roof structure. The roof framing is colored and shaded emphasizing viewing priority. The less important part …

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Certified Passive House Trades-person

Passive House – Certification

In March of 2018, I participated in a Passive House Tradesperson Certification course.  The course was hosted by Love Schack Architecture at Montana State University …

Passive House

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