Tag Archive: Straw Bale

10 Ways to Recycle while Building New Homes

Tires: Fill ‘em with dirt and pound them.  They make great retaining walls in a rammed earth tire dwelling. Dirt: As in…as cheap as.  When you excavate the foundation for the rammed earth tire dwelling you will be reusing that dirt you just took out to put back in the tires. Firewood: As in cord…

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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