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I don't know anything about it, really. Just enough to be fascinated. Anyone care to share links, or stories?
 

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Never mind, I looked and found. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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I like this link bec I'm bias (its from South Africa)<br><br><a href="http://www.sustainablesettlement.co.za/inspiration/strawbale.html" target="_blank">http://www.sustainablesettlement.co....strawbale.html</a><br><br>
My friend Carey and her partner are in the process of building a cob house in the city, here in cape town... <a href="http://biophile.co.za/building/cob-in-the-city" target="_blank">http://biophile.co.za/building/cob-in-the-city</a><br><br>
What they did was invite people to come and cob one or twice a month and learn the process. In exchange, we get to stay in the cottage for holidays.. kinda like timeshare <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br><a href="http://www.urbansprout.co.za/i_ll_huff_and_i_ll_puff_the_rise_of_the_cob_house" target="_blank">http://www.urbansprout.co.za/i_ll_hu..._the_cob_house</a>
 

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My dh and I want to build a straw bale home. Here are some links:<br><br><a href="http://www.strawbale.com/" target="_blank">http://www.strawbale.com/</a><br><br><a href="http://www.balewatch.com/" target="_blank">http://www.balewatch.com/</a> (50 straw bale house plans)<br><br><a href="http://www.strawbalehomes.com/" target="_blank">http://www.strawbalehomes.com/</a><br><br><a href="http://www.solarhaven.org/NewStrawbale.htm" target="_blank">http://www.solarhaven.org/NewStrawbale.htm</a> (More house plans)<br><br><a href="http://www.strawbalehomes.org/" target="_blank">http://www.strawbalehomes.org/</a> (Straw bale and natural building forums)<br><br>
And some book suggestions:<br><br><a href="http://books.google.com/books?q=straw+bale+homes&source=citation&sa=X&oi=print&ct=title&cad=bottom-3results&hl=en" target="_blank">http://books.google.com/books?q=stra...3results&hl=en</a>
 

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Thanks for the links, eco mama! DH and I are serious about saving to buy land, building a strawbale house with cash and living off the grid. I had done a ton of strawbale research about 10 years ago when XH and I were considering building on some land he had inherited, but it seems that there is lots more info (and strawbale building going on) now. Exciting! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I've just had the best time looking through floor plans <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
thanks eco_mama!!
 

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I know. I think I'm totally gonna use one of them for our house. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br><br>
(hhjhfhgfghjhhjkjkjhkjkjklkjlkoiroutuyyreuhufghtjf tik6oiykhkljheklkljjk <--- My dd wanted to write something.)
 

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hehehe... hello little one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br><br><br>
so which one/s do you like?<br><br>
I really like this one.. its the perfect size for us, and from working from home :)<br><br><a href="http://www.balewatch.com/frame.1034.html" target="_blank">http://www.balewatch.com/frame.1034.html</a>
 

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<a href="http://www.balewatch.com/1800.eye.html" target="_blank">50. EYE</a> I love the shape on this one and the concept of a porch all around it. Very cool.<br><br><a href="http://www.balewatch.com/" target="_blank">51. Vicki (2nd one)</a> For some reason it wouldn't let me link directly to this one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> But I love the loft and greenhouse. The extra space in the basement I would use as my personal yoga studio.
 

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Ok so those were some larger plans but I would go with something smaller and just add on another room.<br><br><br><a href="http://www.balewatch.com/1334.html" target="_blank">Like this one.</a><br><br><a href="http://www.balewatch.com/green1500plan.html" target="_blank">This is nice too.</a> And wouldn't need anything else. I love the options.
 

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me too! Great shape! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My dh and I want to build a straw bale home. Here are some links:<br><br><a href="http://www.strawbale.com/" target="_blank">http://www.strawbale.com/</a><br><br><a href="http://www.balewatch.com/" target="_blank">http://www.balewatch.com/</a> (50 straw bale house plans)<br><br><a href="http://www.strawbalehomes.com/" target="_blank">http://www.strawbalehomes.com/</a><br><br><a href="http://www.solarhaven.org/NewStrawbale.htm" target="_blank">http://www.solarhaven.org/NewStrawbale.htm</a> (More house plans)<br><br><a href="http://www.strawbalehomes.org/" target="_blank">http://www.strawbalehomes.org/</a> (Straw bale and natural building forums)<br><br>
And some book suggestions:<br><br><a href="http://books.google.com/books?q=straw+bale+homes&source=citation&sa=X&oi=print&ct=title&cad=bottom-3results&hl=en" target="_blank">http://books.google.com/books?q=stra...3results&hl=en</a></div>
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Okay, bumping this thread so I can find it more easily tonight when I have time to look it all up and bookmark<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">.<br><br>
Thanks for the links!
 
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