There is a group of people here in town building the third [known] straw-bale house in the valley, that is something I have always been interested, seriously probably one of the reasons I looked further into architecture. Last weekend they had a wall raising party so I joined in! It was a great experience to get to learn first hand and to see just how fast 20 some people could raise some walls! If you wanted to follow this project along you can see it progress HERE. Here are some picture, with detail shots of that process (it makes me want to build a straw-bale house even more, talk about a healthy house)!