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Combo Package (Instant Download)

Combo Package (Instant Download)

THE COMBO PACKAGE -SALE- • Post and Beam Straw Bale Video Series (Instant Download) • Load Bearing Straw Bale Video Series (Instant Download) • Plastering How To Video Series (Instant Download) • Concrete Slab Foundation Video Series (Instant Download) •  Framing For Straw Bale Construction Video Series (Instant Download) PLUS A FREE SET OF ARCHITECTURAL PLANS! • Full set of ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS for the MOUNTAIN VIEW CABIN (Instant Download)  —  A $99 Value These videos, with over 10.5 hours of in-depth instruction, contain the latest information you need to know to build your own straw bale structure from the ground up. I walk you through each and every stage of the building process from the concrete foundation, to the framing, to the baling (both Post & Beam and Load Bearing), and finally to the plastering. By implementing these simple, how-to techniques you’ll be able to effectively build your own straw bale home or structure with little or no previous building experience. In fact, you even get a FREE set of plans to get you started! The Mountain View Cabin is a 199 sqft, no permit required, cozy space designed by Chris Keefe of Organicforms Design.  This beautiful and simple cabin is ideal for anyone interested in learning straw bale construction techniques and/or wanting a special space on their property. The cabin can be the perfect art studio, meditation space, guest cabin, quiet getaway, or even a tiny house. The space feels special no matter how you use it. As an added benefit, the…
A Modern Look At Straw Bale Construction E-Book

A Modern Look At Straw Bale Construction E-Book

WHY WRITE THIS BOOK? The idea to write this e-book was born out of my comprehensive straw bale workshops. Each year I teach hundreds of people how to build with straw bales, hands-on, and each year I sketch out the same details and sections over and over again. I have been asked on several occasions why I don’t simply draw them out on the computer and put them into a bundle to be used as a handout. Well, I did just that, and then the idea expanded and this book was born. I contacted Chris Keefe of Organicforms Design and asked him to help me with the drawings, as he is an excellent straw bale designer. Having designed over 40 straw bale homes, he has a ton of experience. In “A Modern Look At Straw Bale Construction”, I have presented what I believe are the best details for the highest quality construction available. My focus is always on designing and building a structure that is beautiful, durable, safe, efficient, healthy, natural, and inspiring. COVERED TOPICS: • Brief history of straw bale construction • Advantages and debunking myths • Benefits of straw bale in fires, earthquakes and high wind • Straw bale in various climates including high moisture • Getting a loan and insurance on your bale house • How to get your plans approved by building officials • How to build various concrete foundations (open and closed thermal) • Creating a rubble trench foundation • Learn how to acid stain your concrete floor • Create your own beautiful earthen floor • Best…