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Help needed for small straw bale home in the Ozarks

 
Luna Thompson
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Hello!
My sister and I are in the planning phase of building a very small strawbale home.
We are seeking out help, advice, etc.
We would be happy to pay for some assistance from anyone with experience.
We are hoping to start the project very soon. It currently looks like we will be buying land in the Mansfield area.

Thank you!

 
Jay C. White Cloud
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Hi Luna,

This sound like an awesome project....!!!...

Perhaps...give more detail of your basic conceived goals, time lines, the building site description, proposed modality of construction, size, your skill sets, what the land has in way of resources, expected "turnkey" amount wanting to spend on project, and any blueprints, sketches, examples off, or CAD models there may be...

I may also suggest posting this under "natural building," to keep everything in one spot and get more responses from readers and natural builders with experiences similar to what this project may entail...

Good luck and look forward to more info...

Regards,

j

 
wren haffner
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Hi Luna, Have you and your sister bought land? My partner and I recently moved to the area and are in the process of buying land near Ava, while we stay in Cabool at a friend's place. We have experience with straw bale. Drop us a line if that sounds up your alley. Blessings,
Wren
 
Luna Thompson
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Hi guys!
Sorry for the late reply, I haven't been near the interwebs. Thank you Jay C. White Cloud.
We have decided to wait til next spring to start building our home. We dont want to do it in a hurry and miss the opportunity to make it a piece of art.

Wren Haffner, we will be contacting you in early spring next year. Thank you! We would love to have experienced hands working with us.
We have recently found an opportunity with 99 year lease land. It is in a land trust of 400 acres and has never been sprayed with any chemicals. I noticed in another post you mentioned not being interested in leasing.. but this one is a unique opportunity.The lease is based off of income and very cheap. Plus your money will go to support them in buying more land to preserve. You get 10 acres but have access to the remaining hundreds of acres. My sister and I are going to go see it in the next week. If you are interested, I will happily give you the contact info.

 
Sarah Thompson
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Hello!!!
We have also just purchased land in the Ozarks we will be starting an either earthbag or staw bale home at the beginning of November. We could use any help we can get knowledge or otherwise! So glad to hear there are like minded fiolk in the area I wonder what is quicker to build strawbale cob or earthbag cob? Thanks
 
Alisha Corp
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Hey Luna, I live close to you. I was greatly interested in the property information. I have some property in Arkansas but really wanting to get back in Missouri.
Thanks muchly!!
 
Skip LaCroix
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Hi Luna,
I have recently moved to Reeds Spring about an hour and fifteen away from you and hope that your planning is going well. Come spring time, if you need extra hands for some of the dirty work I am seriously interested in hands on experience and take well to instruction. Assuming of course you have found some professional guidance. Maybe even making some actual permies friends close enough to see in person on occasion.
 
Kris Johnson
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http://www.strawbale.com/ This is probably (IMO) the most/best information on strawbale building that I have ever come across, if you haven't already come across it.


They offer a free online strawbale building course that will really help you with your project and goes over just about every aspect of building a strawbale home.



Andrew will also host a strawbale workshop at your site, but there are a lot of requirements that one has to meet before he'll do a strawbale workshop on your property.
Keep us posted and post lots of pics!
 
Skip LaCroix
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Wow, thank you Kris Johnson that looks like a great link so far. It just reminded me of a video that was given (with a limited viewing timeframe) to certain level contributors of the Kickstarter campaign back in April. It still seems to be available at a reasonable price If you are willing to purchase it. https://plasterscience.com/
 
Jason Vaughn
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I just moved to the Ozarks from CA. I'm a 24 year old male with a strong work ethic whom is very interested and eager to get involved with such projects. I know this post is quite old but if you still need help with anything your working on, please let me know!
 
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