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Where can I learn more about straw bale homes?
If you’re trying to learn more about straw bale building, there are a lot of great resources out there. Here are a few to get you started.
We’ve written many articles about straw bale building in MOTHER EARTH NEWS. Here’s our article on Expert Advice on Straw Bale Building, which answers some the basic questions people have about this type of construction. For a few examples of straw bales homes you can check out these profiles:
Other Online Resources
The Last Straw is a quarterly publication about straw bale building. Find events and additional resources listed here, as well as information on the journal.
To find straw bale homes in your area, check out the International Straw Bale Building Registry. It includes helpful details about the homes and how they were built, as well as information about which homes are open for tours.
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Megan E. Phelps is a freelance writer based in Kansas. She enjoys reading and writing about all things related to sustainable living including homesteading skills, green building and renewable energy. You can find her on Google+.