Sabine’s Straw Bale Diary

woman and grand piano

We recently came into contact with the wonderful, dynamic and hilarious Sabine. Born and raised in Germany, she and her husband both live in Australia now. We were so taken by her enthusiasm and story that we asked if she would be willing to share her experience with building her dream straw bale house by […]

Lameroo, Australia 2011 Straw Bale Workshop House Completed!

Andrew Morrison straw bale workshop

The hosts of the 2011 straw bale workshop house have completed their work and share a great slide show with us. We love what we do. We love that we get to inspire the inner builder in people and we love that we get to be a part of helping people create their dream straw […]

American Clay Q&A

Andrew Morrison Applying Earthen Plaster

Over the years I have heard several people ask about the American Clay line of plasters so I felt it was time to contact them to ask them some of these questions.  Here is the Q&A session: 1. How do you handle the fact that clay is more breathable (allows more vapor to pass through […]

Review of the DragOn Pro Mortar Sprayer

Plaster Sprayer

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and in the case of Branislav Prvanovic, a Serbian innovator and businessman involved in the building trades, a gigantic straw bale building project turned out to be the mother load of necessities. Charged with the task of rendering 150,000 sqft of straw bale walls on his […]

Tennessee Couple Loses Home to Tornado and Rebuilds With Straw Bales

perspective drawing of the Applegate straw bale house

Jill Plumer and David Clark decided to rebuild with straw bales after their home was destroyed by a tornado. They married in 2001 and soon after the joyous occasion, began dreaming up plans for the home in which they planned to spend the rest of their lives. They decided on a beautiful timber framed house […]