Straw Bale

 Keya Lea

Using Strawbale, Adobe and Recycled Rubble to Rebuild in Haiti

Using Strawbale, Adobe and Recycled Rubble to Rebuild in Haiti

After the devastating earthquakes in Haiti, many people and organizations went to Haiti to help with the rebuilding of the country.  This strawbale home was built by Builders Without Borders using techniques that utilized both natural materials, mainly in the form of strawbale and adobe mud plasters, as well as other resources that were readily available. […]

 Keya Lea

A Passive Solar Straw Bale Home

A Passive Solar Straw Bale Home

This passive solar straw bale house is situated in one of the coldest places in the nation. Gunnison, Colorado, ranks within the top 5 cities with the average coldest temperatures in the United States, yet the insulating properties of the straw bales make this an efficient and comfortable passive solar home.  An amazing aspect of […]