“This video is an excerpt from our online course, ‘straw-bale building’, comprising the text of Barbara’s book, plus over 200 minutes of videos.
“This lovely 1500 square foot house is partially built from the old house that stood on the property. It has an R-factor of about 45 and feels spacious and cozy all at the same time.”
Nice couple. Good video that explains how they built their 20’x30’ (600 sq. ft.) home with cash without debt by recycling and repurposing almost all materials. The $30,000 cost included a septic tank and well. They combined cob, strawbale and light straw/clay, and kept the design as simple as possible. All of the plumbing is in one short interior wall between the kitchen and bath. They have a simple shed roof, etc. The homeowners say their choice “was the best thing they ever did”. Now they have no bills.
“How to construct a straw-bale house. The advantage of living in a straw-bale house.”
“Habib Gonzales has built over 100 strawbale homes. This video looks at two of them.
“In this video I take you through some of the design features of my strawbale tiny house and explain how designing a house to be efficient, sustainable, and functional can result in a byproduct of beauty. Tiny house builders and owners know how important it is to conserve space in their homes. Mine is no different. See how I make use of the space under my stairway. My house’s passive solar design also reduces the amount of fuel I need to heat my home in winter.”