29 Nov '14, 6pm

A beautiful straw bale roundhouse built by women...

Rachel lived off-grid in a shed in her woodland in Wales, carrying water from a local spring, using candlelight, a gas stove and a compost loo. She loved it, but the shed was small, so she built a straw bale extension onto it with the help of some friends. From this humble start she has built what has become an iconic home winning the 2009

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naturalhomes.org 29 Nov '14, 11pm

In pictures No.1 and 2 (click the buttons above the picture) you can see the timber frame and roundwood for the exposed ro...

Who Are We? - The Last Straw Journal

thelaststraw.org 05 Dec '14, 10pm

The Last Straw Journal covers important developments in the natural building world that translate to a reduced impact on t...

Beth's Straw Bale Cottage

naturalhomes.org 05 Dec '14, 10pm

In pictures No.1 and 2 (click the buttons above the picture) you can see the timber frame and roundwood for the exposed ro...

Do straw-bale walls work in wet climates? They can, as long as you get the details right.

Do straw-bale walls work in wet climates? They ...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 17 Nov '14, 9am

When straw-bale construction reached the Northeast, builders quickly realized the climate-specific designs from the Southw...