Retrofitting

Retrofitting a Home With Straw Bale Construction, Part 1 – Green Homes

Though he didn’t know exactly how, Cadmon Whitty decided to substantially retrofit his older home with straw bales, making it more energy-efficient, more valuable, and more aesthetically attractive in the process — all on a shoestring budget.

Designing and Self Building an Affordable Straw Bale House « Eco Homes, Energy Efficient Homes, Build a Better Home : House Planning Help

Vault style strawbale house -- Designing and Self Building an Affordable Straw Bale House « Eco Homes, Energy Efficient Homes, Build a Better Home : House Planning Help

❧ Straw bale Workshop Day 7

Day seven started out earlier than usual as we were ending the day a little earlier and we were loosing a couple of people who had to head home because of distance and work.

Straw-Bale Walls for Northern Climates - A ‘third generation’ straw-bale technique combines a straw-bale interior wall with an exterior stud wall insulated with cellulose

Straw-Bale Walls for Northern Climates A ‘third generation’ straw-bale technique combines a straw-bale interior wall with an exterior stud wall insulated with cellulose (free article after free registration)

3 substances — clay, lime, and gypsum — are the basic materials known as natural plasters; these stand in contrast to cement-based stuccos, more modern/industrialized. In straw bale or other insulative wall systems, plaster is often the air barrier for for the wall, keeping the wind from whistling in. Plaster is used as front-line defense for moisture intrusion into the structure, and is employed to help control moisture within wall assemblies. Plaster also protects walls from wear and…

3 substances — clay, lime, and gypsum — are the basic materials known as natural…

Straw Bale House Building - How We Did It.

Straw homes are a great option! Share our straw bale house building experiences and learn about straw bale home construction.

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