Straw Bale House
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The foot-print is 34'x34' .
Exterior walls are about 2 feet thick.

My husband and I designed and built this simple house.
The hardest part was rendering the walls. There are 2-3 inches of lime based concrete stucco on the outside of the walls. The same thickness of lime plaster on the inside. It took us a year to complete the rendering job.
Construction was begun in July of 2009. We moved into the house in October of 2011.
Total cost- less than $20,000.
Very affordable energy bills- less than $500/year.
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