Introduction

This blog details the process, the pain and the glory of constructing Peter Brown’s straw bale house at Tablehurst Farm.

From it’s irregular pentagonal design to it’s use of large straw bales (each one weighs around 400kg!) there is nothing “standard” about this project, even for a straw bale house. This means plenty of experimentation, thinking on the fly, new techniques pioneered and of course plenty of unique challenges along the way.

The blog will be updated every few days or whenever something especially interesting happens so stay tuned to keep up with all the action!

It has come to our attention that many visitors do not realise how this website works. If you go to the top of any page and click on ‘Blog’ you will be taken to a page of blogs with the titles superimposed on pictures. The most recent one is at the top and you can scroll down to all earlier ones, the first one being on the process of marking out the house on the site. You then have to click on the blog you are interested in, which will open up a series of pictures and text explaining them. At the bottom of each blog you are offered the choice to go to the next blog or to the previous blog. Enjoy!

Latest blog post:Preparing the walls for render

This is an unofficial blog. It is written by volunteers and the views and opinions expressed inside do not necessarily represent those of Peter Brown or Tablehurst Farm. In fact, Peter’s lawyers have repeatedly asked us to take it down. Thankfully, after a drawn out but ultimately successful High Court challenge we have been allowed to continue publishing online.

 

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