Straw Bale Building and Construction Articles

Here are some articles on straw bale building, construction, and design that you will hopefully enjoy and find useful.

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  1. Why Build with Straw Bales?
  2. How Much Does it Cost to Build a Straw Bale House?
  3. Electrical Wiring Installation Best Practices
  4. Load Bearing Straw Bale Construction
  5. How to lose money as an owner builder
  6. Calculating the Number of Straw Bales in Your Straw Bale House
  7. Straw Bale Construction and Water
  8. How to Build a Truth Window
  9. How to Build a Niche in a Straw Bale Wall
  10. The Small Stuff Within Straw Bale- How To Do Simple Straw Bale Tasks
  11. Retying Straw Bales
  12. Retrofitting a House With Straw Bales
  13. Andrew Morrison Answers Your Questions – Part 1
  14. Andrew Morrison Answers Your Questions – Part 2
  15. Ten Tough Questions Answered
  16. Straw Bale Building and the Foundation
  17. Financing and Straw Bale Construction
  18. Estimating 101
  19. Some Thoughts on Earth Day
  20. How To Choose a Contractor
  21. Choosing the Right Straw Bales for the Job
  22. Changing the Color of Your Straw Bale Home
  23. Straw Bale Construction and Building Officials
  24. Stay Sane While Building Your Straw Bale House
  25. Water Isolation Walls in Straw Bale Construction
  26. Framing Details and Adding Partition Walls
  27. Building a Landscape Wall Step by Step
  28. Spraying Plaster or Hand Application: Which is Best?
  29. Why Your Foundation is the Most Important Part of Your House
  30. Build a Good Hat for Your Straw Bale House
  31. Buying the Right Straw
  32. Staying Safe With Chainsaws
  33. Strengthen Your Walls with a Tight Top Course
  34. The Importance of the Right Sand in Your Plaster
  35. 10 Reasons to Never Stack Your Bales on Edge


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