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How to Build A Strawbale Home

We are offering a short description of how to build a strawbale home in a series of articles published on these web pages. Please note that this is only one of the many ways to build. We believe in building models that can be replicated and not re-inventing the wheel for each construction project. Therefore we suggest one building method and that is the purpose of these pages. This is not intended to be a primer on strawbale construction - it is simply a method. For an excellent book on various strawbale techniques see "The Straw Bale House" and other books on our Resources Page.

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Article #1 - Basic Foundation
Article #2 - Footing and 1st row of Bales
Article #3 - Wall Raising
Article #4 - More Wall Raising
Article #5 - Walls, Tie Downs, RBA's
Article #6 - Wall & Finishing Details
Article #7 - Stucco Basics

Watch a construction slideshow  (uses Javascript)

If these aren't enough for you, come check out our workshops!

For further information please feel free to contact Michael Thomas, Executive Director of Sustainable Building at the address and email below.


Sustainable Building Alliance Ltd
71 Morton Street
Invercargill, 9812
New Zealand
011 64 3 216 5596 (from the US)

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