Building your own Straw Bale House – an interview with the Author — 5 Comments

  1. Ordered the DVD from Amazon….and got a personal response from John Cahill. That alone speaks volumes.
    I’m trying to make up my mind about what type of sustainable home I should build. I think I’ll end up doing 2 buildings – Straw-bale and Earthbag- on my small plot of land, to accommodate the whole family….both are so beautiful, and because of blogs like this….I feel enabled. Thank you Owen.

    • There is no one perfect building method or material. It all depends on your climate, available materials, cost, personal preferences, etc. That’s why we show many ways of natural building.

  2. This is by far the best and most reassuring video I’ve seen in regards to straw bale construction. I’m new to this as well, but have been really struggling on where to get started. I’ve watched different videos, tutorials, read books on it, but I haven’t felt confident that any of that information really ties back in or makes sense as a whole. I’m going to purchase his book, I’m hopeful it’s what I’ve been looking for.
    Thank you!

      • Thanks for the article, I think what he put together could really help me. Straw bale has certainly taken the lead in sustainable and ecoliving. I’m sure as earthbag building grows in popularity, detailed building information like this will become more available.

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