The First Straw Bale House in Nepal

In 2018 Builders Without Borders and the Kevin Rohan Memorial Eco Foundation built the first straw bale house in Nepal. They collected loose straw and compacted it into bales using a steel mold and a farm jack.The bales were placed on a cemented stone foundation.Then the bales were held in place with external bamboo pins.A simple metal roof protects the house along with the earthen plaster.

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    • I suggest that you contact Martin Hammer at mfhammer AT since he was directly involved with this and could probably lead in the right direction.


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