Practical Modules: Straw Bale Building

Part of a series of short videos made by a previous volunteer at CAT showing some of the materials and techniques studied during the practical modules on the Professional Diploma in Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies courses and the MSc Sustainability and Adaptation (and the built environment) course at CAT.

The video demonstrates a variety of tests of straw bales as a building material and shows the techniques used during straw bale building, including: using stakes to position the bales, splitting straw bales, shaping straw bales, tying in the bales, etc.