The Wonders of Strawbale Construction

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Strawbale construction is beautiful, energy efficient, long-lasting and environmentally-friendly.  Its non-toxic, natural materials are sourced from an agricultural waste product that is typically burned.  By utilizing strawbales as a building material, we can reduce pollution and maintain air quality, indoors and out.

If you’re an ambitious do-it-yourself type, you can even build your own strawbale home.  Learn more about the many benefits of strawbale construction and how you can attend an inspiring workshop, perhaps for free…

High density straw bales are used to create amazing homes, outbuildings and landscape features/walls.  They are finished with permeable lime or earth plasters, or stucco, to give a soft touchable appearance.  Deep window sills and built-ins, such as window seats and nooks, provide great design.


  • MUCH more energy efficient than standard frame construction, providing you with LOW heating and cooling bills
  • Homes are quiet because sound transmission is reduced with the thick walls of strawbale construction
  • Offer better resistance to pests, earthquakes, high winds and fire than standard construction
  • There is less embodied energy in straw as it is available in almost every local market, thereby reducing transportation costs
  • Straw is a renewable resource that has only a one year growth/harvest cycle

Interested in learning how to build with strawbales?  Check out upcoming workshops offered by Straw Bale Workshops.  During the 7-day hands-on instruction, you’ll be working on real homes, not “mock-ups”.  Be sure to enter to win a free workshop while visiting their site.

Some testimonials from previous workshop attendees:
“This was a life changing experience” -Dana P, Tennessee
“Andrew is an outstanding facilitator” -Julie S, Saskatchewan
“One of the best weeks I’ve ever had” -Federico F, Buenos Aires
“Workshop paid for itself the 1st day” -Clint P, Manitoba

Tag(s): Conserving Resources, Education, Green Building, Greening the Home


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