Straw bale home / Guides

Pre-fabricated straw bale SIPS panels, an environmental choice
Wall assemblies - new construction

Modern straw bale SIPS construction: high performance, durable, affordable & interesting

...Straw Bale Homes, are they any good? Traditional straw bale home construction can be a low-tech and affordable route to a very ecologically responsible home ....

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...Straw bale homes: Straw bale house Recycled Content : Straw bale walls are the used stalks of grains, so they are generally 100% recycled and act as car...

Artistic rendition of the 2000 square foot sustainable home being buil
Living Building Challenge

Taking the Living Building Challenge

...home blend in with the neighbourhood, and really the only tell-tale sign of what’s going on inside would be the solar panels on the roof. This passive solar hom...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...straw bale home construction which is a thing of its own, or sheep wool insulation as another example, which can apparently make your house smell like an old ba...

Concrete, wood and steel structures compared - Timber Frame wins!
Materials and resources

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...Homes Is OSB or Plywood Better for Roofs, Walls & Floors? Which Building Envelope Material is Best? Wood, Steel, Concrete, Straw Bale?? Sources: Sus...