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Surfin’ Strawbale – One of the oldest and biggest lists of strawbale links on the web.

Organicforms Design practices ecologically based straw bale design. They look to nature as a primary influence that gives a project with a sense of belonging and a compelling transition to the space surrounding it. provides comprehensive information and resources on all aspects of natural building and sustainable architecture. A panel of experts is available to answer specific questions that you may have on these topics. Build your own low-cost, earth-friendly, high-efficiency home! News and Content for the Green Builder.

The Last Straw Blog the international journal of straw-bale and natural building. On this site you will find articles from current and past issues of The Last Straw as well as original content.

If you are interested in Straw Bale Building in the UK then check out This is a place to buy or sell straw bales and find hauling for the same. Good asset for bale builders.

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Builders Without Borders: BWB is an international network of ecological builders working together for a sustainable future

Development Center for Appropriate Technology: DCAT works to enhance the health of the planet and our communities by promoting a shift to sustainable construction and development through leadership, strategic relationships, and education.

“Try on” the livablility of a straw bale home by visiting the only Straw Bale Bed and Breakfast in Southern Oregon!

Poleon plastering: Poleon plastering is a family based plastering company with a combined experience of over 100 years in the plastering trade. We are based in county Meath and cover the north east area of Ireland

Artesian Ovens – The ultimate outdoor accessory. Artesian ovens were designed and are built by MN. Specialty Concrete. We are a small company in Minnesota that has been building and designing ovens for years.

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Authentic Straw Bale Construction Ltd have a wealth of experience with earth block, rammed earth and straw bale construction projects, working with customers all over the South Island to address their needs. – The Search for Environmentally-Sustainable Solutions & Clean Technologies


Having the correct engineering specifications for straw bale construction may be neccesary for your local council building codes. We mention the following engineering specifications on our Instructional Straw Bale Programs . They can be downloaded from the following sites:
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Fire Testing

Click the link below to get the lastest info on straw bale fire testing. You may have to look on their home page for the actual fire testing page.


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