Huff ‘n’ Puff’s golden rules for designing and building your strawbale home — 5 Comments

  1. What is ” 7. Have strong corners with the wall at least one-and-a-half bales wide in each corner. We prefer two bales – 1.8 metres.”
    What does this corner buttress look like, I’m having a hard time understanding it…

    • This means to leave 1.5 to 2 bales from the corner to the edge of the window or door. Most bale builders leave 1.5 bales distance. They prefer leaving 2 bales distance. That creates stronger corners. (There is no buttress.)

      The general rule also applies to earthbags.

    • It’s a reference to the 3 Little Pigs children’s story. “I’m going to huff and puff and blow your house down” said the wolf.

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