Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Modern straw bale buildings 2

Previously I wrote about modern straw bale buildings. Today I found another very modern straw bale building solution. Check this out:

Very interested is that British company, who builds this building, has come up with a very unique product that mixes pre-industrial straw-bale building with a decidedly post-modern sensibility – by creating a building technique using prefabbed panels incorporating sustainable straw-bales.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Straw bale house building process

Today i found a webpage with a story and pictures of straw bale house building process.
Check it out:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Modern straw bale houses

Many people think that straw bale houses are too small and they are just for crazy wild people.
Thats not true. They can be big and modern buildings!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Earthbag building

In a country where i live (Latvia) one eco house building activist has build a beautifull earthbag house.

Here is a link to his park and his house:
Here is a link to the web page about earthbag house buildings:

Monday, May 11, 2009

International Straw Bale Building Registry

If you are looking for straw bale houses in your country you can use database of International Straw Bale Building Registry. You can also register your own building if you have one .

", The Last Straw Journal, The Straw Bale Association of Texas, and the Development Center for Appropriate Technology, along with a number of regional strawbale organizations, are working together to build a database of buildings constructed using straw bale.

Note: There are certainly far more straw bale buildings in existence than are available on this site. The numbers here reflect only those that have been voluntarily listed by their owners or builders. Actual numbers will vary by location, but we feel that a very rough estimate of the existence of 10 times as many bale buildings is certainly within reason, and probably a conservative guess."

Information guide to straw bale building

Here i found a free online book about straw bale building: DOWNLOAD

Later i will publish a list of books wich you can buy about this theme.

Strow Bale Houses

How it's starts.

One day i was looking for a cheap house building. I live in a city but i have a dream to live in a nice little house somewhere in the country side. Once I found in the internet houses, which are build from a straw bales! I was surprised about this technology, building costs and that some of them looks like in a fairy tales! They are ecologic also!

In a country where I live (Latvia) there are only about five straw bale houses now. So i am looking for all kind of information about them and i am going to build it in a one happy day. I am going to write here in my blog about all information what i will get to know about them. About plans, costs, books, real examples etc.

If you have any interest information about straw bale houses, please send it to me!

English is not my native language, so i beg a pardon for my mistakes! :)

P.S. Here is one of houses which inspired me:
It costs only: £3000!