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Welcome to my straw bale building site dedicated to anyone interested in building their own straw bale house. If you are brand new to straw bale or are a straw bale construction specialist there's something for you at StrawBale.com.

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This person took a construction form noted for it's organic feel and low cost, and worked hard to overcome both of those problems. ...... but good.

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Is a simple straw bale kit home one way of driving down the costs of housing? Follow the story of one man's desire to make a prototype.

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Wattle and daub is one of the oldest building techniques dating back to the Bronze Age and beyond. Wattling is a way to build walls by weaving long flexible sticks in and out of upright posts. Hazel, which is pliable and grows naturally long, is a good species to use for wattle. It is also the preferred wood used by straw bale builders to pin bales together.

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A line drawing of the components of a straw bale wall panel. On the outside are generic beams, a suspended ceiling, blocking piece, a visqueen damproof membrane or equivalent, marmoleum floor covering or equivalent. The second layer includes an aluminium angle to form render stop and shadow line, recycled plywood on the ladder frame in plantation pinus notched around and fixed to columns, galvanised metal angle fixed to slab to locate lower plate and provide tipping fulcrum for strawbale ...

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