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Straw-bale Sound Isolation and Acoustics

| No. 53, Spring 2006 | One Comment
This article appeared in TLS #53.  The topic of this…
Issue No. 72
Spring 2022

Sealing an Earth Floor

| No. 55, September 2006 | One Comment
This is the second of a two-part article on creating…

Light Clay-Straw Mountain Home

| No. 64, Summer 2014 | No Comments
This feature project is of a solar, light clay-straw house…

Plasters and Strawbale

| Online Articles | No Comments
Most people choose straw bale for environmental considerations, wanting to…

Moisture and Straw-Bale Walls

| Online Articles | No Comments
Moisture is every bit the very real concern in straw-bale…

For the Love of Mud

| Online Articles | No Comments
Mud is magic. Mud is fun. Mud can also be…

Straw-bale Codes, Testing, Research

| Online Articles | No Comments
compiled by Joyce Coppinger, Andre de Bouter, Lars Keller, Chris…