[Strawbale] Quick and efficient

Ciaran Kennedy crkennedy at eircom.net
Fri Jul 20 15:11:23 CEST 2012

I stored my bales for a year under a black plastic tarp in the West of 
Ireland which is quite wet and very windy. I lost 20% of them but they were 
cheap so it didn't cost that much. The bottom layer of bales which were on 
pallets were unusable after storage and some at the top and sides also. I 
rolled the sides of the tarp around a 35 x 45mm x 4.8m length of lumber and 
hung weights (concrete blocks) along it to hold the tarp down. Big problem 
was neighbours cat liked to sit up there and the claws punched little holes 
in the plastic. So a better tarp would be a good idea. I also lived on site 
and remember spending a fair bit of time making it secure and patching etc. 
so I would not attempt outdoor storage again - there is the potential to 
lose them all.


> On Wed, 2012-07-18 at 14:50 +0300, Martin Mikush wrote:
>> Hello
>> I have cheap axess to strawbales. Unfortunately have no land available
>> for proper strawbale building.
>> I am looking into any ideas for a fast track building process of a
>> straw bale small house or efficient starage for using them and keeping
>> them dry for next year.

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