Need Help Building Your Own Straw Bale House?

Industry Contacts

Strawbale Rendering: Mark Beedle specialises in rendering straw bale homes using his render pump

Email address:

Phone number:  0411 042 363


Mortgage Broker: Paul Blake, from Moneyquest Home Loans, may be able to help you find a bank who will loan to straw bale owner builders.

Phone number: 1300 345 747


Owner Builder Insurance: Mark Adams, at Cover Force, offers insurance to cover owner builders. Additionally, Mark will cover some volunteers at 75% of normal income.

Contact: Mark Adam

Phone number: 1300 255 747




For information, or if you need help building your own straw bale house and aren’t sure where to start, email us at


Straw Bale Products

To place an order, please email with the items you require and your postal address. We will then send you an invoice with the shipping charge, total cost, and payment details.

  • Compression Strapping – $176
  • Buckles (Bag of 100) – $27
  • Tensioning Tool – $135
  • Bale Knife – $153
  • Bale Needles (in development)


Other Information

For owner builder permits, please select your state below to be taken to the relevant website. Additionally, some states require prospective owner builders to complete an owner builder course. This must be done before applying for an owner builder permit.

Other Useful Links

Building books and articles

Straw bale internships in the USA

Wood fires

 New Zealand straw bale course

Wheat straw bales for sale in Smeaton, Victoria