Schedule of Events
You’re curious about straw bale homes and want to learn about how they come together. Join us for one of our upcoming introductory demonstration & learning workshops.
The Rabbitry at Hen & Hare microFarm
For the Family, ADU
You will learn about:
Passive and Active solar and how to make a home NetZero
The history behind the design and possible applications
The steps involved in designing and building with straw bale
How sourcing straw locally contributes to our vibrant farming community
How Earthen plaster works with the straw to provide excellent insulation
Straw bale homes are time-tested. The first in the United States were constructed in Nebraska in the late 1800’s, following the advent of the hay-baler. There were no other building materials available for early farmers in that area. Some of these structures still stand today, providing excellent insulation and comfort.
EarthCraft Design/Build is a custom green home builder, familiar with the latest in modern building techniques. Straw bale homes perform off-the-charts when it comes to energy efficiency. It is the most natural building material we use.