Straw Bale Workshop Day 5

On day five at Common Kettle Farm we had an extremely busy day. Covering all exposed wood with roofing felt, getting the cutouts ready for the electrical. Cutting out the box areas for the electrical, installing the rest of the windows. Lots of chainsaw problems.

Deciding where the cutouts for the decorative niches would go. We also prepped for the mesh and started installing it at the end of the day.

A very busy day but I will let the photos tell the story. To learn more about straw bale construction visit

installing windows

cutting felt

installing felt

installing windows

cutting electrical boxes

moving the meshing material

andrew explaining the process

Marha and the niche

three niches

assembling the electrical boxes

David cutting the niche

cutting the electrical box

fruit break

chainsaw problems

cutting the mesh

ladies installing the mesh

Mark installing the mesh


2 thoughts on “Straw Bale Workshop Day 5”

  1. I’m so envious that you get to take part in a straw bale house!
    My sister got to wire one a few years ago, she had fun.
    I’m enjoying the website with the tiny homes. I wouldn’t want to live in one but there are some beautiful designs out there.
    I decided to re-do my greenhouse (I have the girders up) when I saw the green cube with the chopped corners. Brilliant!

    I hope you’re having a great time, thank you for your work.


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