Tag: straw bale building

  • Straw bale house: covering roof with boards continued

    This weekend we continued covering the roof with wood boards. I tried to cut the overlapping boards with a hand saw, but to no luck. It was possible, but required a lof of effort. I was glad I brought along a chainsaw, that allowed me to finish the same work in a couple of minutes. […]

  • Straw bale house: wood on the roof

    Last time we worked on the wood frame construction of the straw bale building. Now we had to add 6 beams that will support the roof, and a lot of boards (4 cm / 1.57 in thick). The distance between the beams is 1.5 m / 5 ft, so I had to choose very thick […]

  • Straw bale house: roofing felt

    The work we conducted this week was probably the hardest and the least pleasant so far. We had to work in hot weather, using significant heat source (the flaming torch), and carry heavy loads (one roll of roofing felt weights about 30 kgs / 66 lbs). But now the roof is waterproof and I can […]

  • Straw bale house: wood frame construction

    I mentioned we started building the straw bale house on my land, so here’s a video from the first part of the building – construction of the wood frame that will support the roof. It took us (4 adults) one full day of work (spread to two following days) to finish it, and from this […]

  • I started my straw bale building

    At the end of april I finally started constructing something on my off-grid plot of land. As the first thing I want to have there is a small building, made from straw bale and clay. This building will be used at first for storage of all my gardening tools (rakes, shovels, wheelbarrow), but I will […]