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This Strawbale Home was built in 2013 in Terrigal and even made television in the same year. Each picture can tell a thousand words, and here a 12 amazing photos.

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Strawbale Workshops Goulburn

Always wondered how a straw-bale house was built? Considering building your own straw-bale home and would like to learn more about the benefits and processes? Do you have a keen interest in passive housing? Strawtec will be holding two (2) straw-bale wall raising workshops  at Goulburn; one of the earliest inland settlements in rural New South Wales. These  4 day workRead more

Green bricks – a great way to achieve thermal mass

Lets talk about thermal mass. Common building practice is to put wire through stud walls with nails and screws and then fill them with cob. This is labour intensive and can take up to 2-3 months to dry which can lead to fungus and walls have even been known to sprout! Strawtec recommend that you use GREEN BRICKS to create thermal mass which is a healthier, faster and cheaper option. It Read more

Strawbale SCREWS are essential in a strawbale home!

Strawbale screws - a must in every strawbale home!Read more

Watch this slideshow to see how simple it is to transform a steel frame into a strawbale beauty!

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The UDIA NSW Austral Bricks Awards for Excellence celebrate the highest levels of achievement in innovation, sustainability and industry leadership in the urban development industry. The judges commended the architect in delivering an innovative sustainable building with minimum energy costs. This included a hall built from rice straw baled walls rendered with site sourced clay. A Read more

Bodalla Beauty!

This small 2 storey studio 6.9m x 6.9m and was the perfect learning ground for keen enthusiasts who wanted to learn all about strawbale construction. A buck and beam build, the straw bale walls were rendered in both clay and lime. Read more

Urban magic! Strawbale construction in the middle of town!

This build in the middle of urban NSW is a great demonstration that you don't need a huge life style block to design and build a beautiful, sustainable and energy saving home.  Another awesome wall raising workshop facilitated by Strawtec saw the walls up and straw in the ceiling within 3 days. [metaslider id=2664] Wonderful Woonona!Read more

Straw bale wall raising Workshop in motion

Straw bale wall raising workshops are amazing! In 4 days you can achieve great things with a Strawtec workshop. See below our community orientated, healthy homes and green living workshops in motion. [metaslider id=2613]Read more

International Straw Bale Conference – Methven NZ

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