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Strawbale houses are cheap, easy to build and can be put up in a relatively short period of time. Strawbale houses are usually made by stacking rows of straw bales with a moisture barrier between t…

A gorgeous straw bale home finished.  I love the deep window wells and the turret.

A gorgeous straw bale home finished. I love the deep window wells and the turret.

Straw Bale House Construction Pictures, Part 3 - Roofing, Windows, Rough Plumbing, Recycled Cotton Insulation, Adobe Plastering, Bottle Decorations

Straw Bale House Construction Pictures, Part 3 - Roofing, Windows, Rough…

Straw bale homes offer high insulation values at a low cost, so why are they not more common?

Timber Frames hold the structure of the building and the space between the timbers can be filled with straw bales & plastered. Straw bale homes offer high insulation values at a low cost, so why are they not more common?

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A green roof, or 'living roof' really helps regulate the temperature of a house or building, keeping it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. You can even graze your goats on them! Indeed: goats can climb ladders, they are quite agile!

Our story on "Building Earthen Homes" will make you want to start making adobe bricks and filling earth bags. Moving earth around to build a house isn't easy, but can result in beautiful and environmentally awesome dwellings. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.

Building Earthen Homes Using the Original DIY Material - Green Homes

Building Earthen Homes Using the Original DIY Material - Adobe, cob, compressed earth blocks and clay-straw building methods are labor-intensive but tremendously rewarding. Green Homes - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Strawbale construction: 3 times the insulation value of a conventional wall; 3 times more fire proof than a conventional home (yes, you read that right!); lessens pollution by using a waste material that normally contributes significantly to the pollution cycle; ideal building system for the owner builder; incredibly sound proof; able to withstand natural disasters (earthquakes, high wind/tornado) significantly better than a conventional home; aesthetically beautiful. ♥.

window seat Strawbale construction: 3 times the insulation value of a conventional wall; 3 times more fire proof than a conventional home (yes, you read that right! lessens pollution by using a waste material that normally contributes significantly t

This efficient wood stove will heat your home cheaper and more efficiently than fossil fuel alternatives.

This efficient wood stove will heat your home cheaper and more efficiently than fossil fuel alternatives.

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