Category Archives: Straw Bale

Straw Bale has proven to be a very substantial building material. Straw, traditionally considered a waste product, is a natural non-toxic building material. Baled straw from wheat is wrapped in wire, as the support for walls. It’s a low cost alternative construction material, with excellent insulation properties. Topics include the complications with the use of this construction material in further articles.

Straw Bale Homes

You may think that you can huff and puff and blow this house down, but unless your name is Superman, think again.  The Straw Bale hasn’t been around nearly as long as cob or rammed earth, but it has proven to be a very substantial building material starting in the late 1800’s when new settlers…

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