Category Archives: Walls

Plaster those Walls!

This will be a good news post, which is why we look so happy in the pic to the left. We found an awesome plaster crew. Rusty, a 30 year plaster veteran, has never done straw bale before, so he … Continue reading

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Plumbers and Electricians

The good news is that I (Ted) still have hair. That’s because I haven’t pulled all of it out while trying to find licensed plumbers and electricians who will actually show up! After a small amount of work our first … Continue reading

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Straw is an extremely good insulator — our walls will end up being “true” R30, whereas most homes have “sort of” R19 due to being thinner plus less-than-perfect sealing around doors and windows. That said, we knew we needed a … Continue reading

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The walls are up!

Since late July, Beth and our daughter Serena have been working hard and doing a great job installing all the straw bale walls of the main house. They are true artists! Since the bales must be flush with both the … Continue reading

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