Load bearing straw bale construction

In this section we will go through the process of building straw bale walls that carry the roof load, load bearing straw bale construction, including:

  • How to ensure the corners of the walls are plumb and correctly aligned,
  • Lintels over openings, including the calculation for their height,
  • Compression of straw bales,
  • Creating a level structure on which to fix the rafters & /or roof trusses,
  • Challenges associated with load bearing structures and its susceptibility to water damage.
This content is part of the series. You will gain access on December 19, 2017.