“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.
“How to construct a straw-bale house. The advantage of living in a straw-bale house.”
“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.”
“Whenever I drive past a new building on the edge of every town, I wonder — why aren’t they building straw bale? But the word is spreading, and staw bale buildings are becoming a more common sight around the world. Want to take a little tour?”
“In August 2008 we saw ourselves back on the plane to Siberia. This was our second trip as a group of builders and teachers to this far and exotic place we now consider our most remote home away from home. Paul Koppana (Crestone, CO), Cindy Smith (Durango, CO) and myself, Jeff Ruppert (McKinleyville, CA) were much more comfortable this time traveling half-way around the globe having made a trip for the same reasons back in the summer of 2005.