NEW: The Straw Bale Alternative Solutions Resource

Just released:  the BC-based Alternative Solutions Resource Initiative has just released its first technical white paper in support of leading alternative building materials and methods. Their first document is on “Straw Bale” construction.

The Straw Bale Alternative Solutions Resource. A resource for designers, engineers, builders and building officials working with straw bale as a building material. The document contains detailed, comprehensive and peer-reviewed recommendations and supporting information designed to assist in applying for building permits involving the use of straw bales.

You can get a copy of this 52 page document at or, if you’re in the Calgary or Penticton area and would like to have a look at a hard copy, we now have one in the Dirt Craft library. It’s a good read.

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