Resources

  • Straw Bale Building: Building Code Resource, Fire Ratings, Photo Blog, Podcast from an Owner Builder, Choosing a Building Method, and more
  • Clay Plasters: Plasters for Natural (Straw Bale) Buildings, Adding Durability to Earthen Plasters, the Benefits of Using Clay, Clay Plasters & Paints for Drywall
  • Earthen Floors: Testing durability (video), Photos, FAQ
  • Rocket Mass Heaters: DIY Rocket Stove, A Lesson in Chimneys
  • Cob Ovens: How to Use Your Oven, FAQ, How to Light a Fire (videos!)
  • Building Tips & Design Ideas: Provocative information on the economics of home ownership, as well as site selection and choosing a building method and alternatives to drywall