Straw bale gardening 101. This is actually quite fascinating.

How to grow your best vegetable garden yet, directly in a straw bale!

Straw bale gardening This is actually quite fascinating. My sister has used straw bales as a garden for several years. Each year she gets more food - she likes gardening with straw bales!

Designing and Self Building an Affordable Straw Bale House « Eco Homes, Energy Efficient Homes, Build a Better Home : House Planning Help

Vault style strawbale house -- Designing and Self Building an Affordable Straw Bale House « Eco Homes, Energy Efficient Homes, Build a Better Home : House Planning Help

This is a shot of a window seat and the deep-welled windowsill, as well as a cute little cubbyhole in a wall of a straw bale house.  Straw bale construction is gaining ground in the sustainable building products industry.

love the window seat, cozy nooks.This is a shot of a window seat and the deep-welled windowsill, as well as a cute little cubbyhole in a wall of a straw bale house. Straw bale construction is gaining ground in the sustainable building products industry.

Loads of information about building a straw bale house. At roughly 15 dollars a square foot AND possessing super energy efficiency, these are SUPER HOUSES!    Now... to find a LOT of dry bales.

Loads of information about building a straw bale house. At roughly 15 dollars a square foot AND possessing super energy efficiency, these are SUPER HOUSES!

A modern straw bale home before plaster is applied (hmm.. wonder if cheaper than insulation?? We need to insulate more)..

How Straw Bale Houses Work

Excellent Article on Straw Bale homes, including how to's & history! A must read if considering a Straw Bale home.

If you've been thinking about building a straw bale home, this book is a great place to Strawbale Home Plans is an inspiring and diverse collection of strawbale buildings. Description from lahomlans.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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DIY stucco fence w/straw bale--built with a layer of tar paper and chicken wire on top. This helps to shed water off to the sides instead of soaking into the bales.

fwd DIY stucco fence w/straw bale--built with a layer of tar paper and chicken wire on top. This helps to shed water off to the sides instead of soaking into the bales.

Expert Advice on Straw Bale building: Straw bale houses have excellent insulation and may be cheaper than a conventional house.

Expert Advice on Straw Bale Construction - Green Homes

Strawbale Living and Dining Room - contemporary - living room - denver - Robert Hawkins

See the greenest homes around -- these impressive abodes were built using soil, sand and straw

Natural home building: 10 homes built by the earth

Lotus Cottage in West Virginia, USA has a rubble trench foundation with exterior straw bale walls plastered with lime outside and clay inside. All the timber was locally grown and lots of salvaged parts like windows were used in the building.

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Will Insulating With Straw Catch Fire?

Architects and builders are responding to demand for so-called green buildings by using straw-bale construction in more and more public facilities, raising concerns about safety and creating construction challenges.

straw bale garden..going to try this, gotta be a way to eliminate the back breaking work and battles with weeds.

Straw-bale gardening lets you grow vegetables without soil

Growing plants in bales of straw is a great way to create a raised garden space that can be moved anywhere.

Straw Bale Gardening

Have you considered gardening with straw bales in your backyard garden or garden landscape? Easily transition from soil to straw with these tips found on Fix. Click in for your comprehensive guide to straw bale gardening.

Cost - The average straw bale house costs $40 - $70 per square foot to construct. The biggest chunks of money go to permits, materials, tools ( including rented equipment) and hired professionals.

Straw Bale Homes - An Earth Friendly Choice

I wonder if any of you knows why a straw bale house isn't green. A straw bale house isn't green because the wall system is only one part of a bigger system.

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