This is Rachel's cosy straw bale house in the middle of a Welsh winter. Her home was the first two storey load bearing straw bale house in the UK. Load bearing refers to the straw bales carrying the weight of the roof without any timber framework.
**Need to watch the videos** Earthbag House 1800 SF built solo in Taos NM. There are ten videos in all and combined it is more than an hour. Its hard to find people who have so thoroughly documented their build.
Step-by-Step Earthbag Building Instructable. One pinner wrote, "They’re flood resistant (used for flood control), earthquake resistant (passed an ICBO shake table test), bullet and blast resistant (used for military bunkers).