Can you use flax straw bales to build a straw bale home?

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What are your thoughts on using large flax straw bales (4x4) to build in Saskatchewan?

Al Birchard Published: Nov. 11, 2019, 12:56 p.m.Last updated: Aug. 26, 2020, 11:43 a.m.

Small bales are hard to find now. Large bales are cheap and more compact (need less or no precompression). And what about footings?

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Ryan McDonell May 15, 2020, 11:31 p.m. Reply

Does anyone have any thoughts on how a load-bearing, strawbale design might compare with a traditionally timber-framed (mortise and tenon) design in terms of performance per cost? And how might these construction types compare to the wall design of something like that used for the Edelweiss House in terms of performance per cost?

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Ryan McDonell May 15, 2020, 11:39 p.m. Reply

My question is based on the exterior of the traditional timber frame being insulated with strawbale.