Straw Bale Building Resources

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Straw Bale Building Resources

Building a new home is an exhilarating experience. It is about creating a haven of peace, comfort and utility for you and your family. Building it out of straw bales is all the more satisfying. Aesthetically, ecologically and health-wise, the results are amazing. Before you start, however, it is important to fully understand the materials, processes, challenges, and potential obstacles.

To help you learn as much as possible about building with bales in the Canadian (and more specifically, the Ontario) climate, we have assembled some informative pages in the menu to the left. We believe you will find these resources useful as you move closer to building your straw bale home (or other structure).

As well, you can download our own Straw Bale Building Primer (PDF). It includes a checklist and list of resources. Whether you are a self-builder or you are planning to hire Harvest Homes, this primer will help you move from dreams to the first planning stages with efficiency and confidence.

The more knowledge you have, the better prepared you will be, and the smoother your project will go.