SITUPS Bolivia NSW Day 2

I will let the photos do the talking amazing result after only two days.  Remember we started with a slab yesterday morning and  with a great crew including Lyndon, Graham, Nathan, Mark, Susan Irene and Jessie, we now have it close to ready for roofing.  One more day and it will be ready to roof and even start rendering.


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SITUPS Bolivia NSW Day 1

Here is the progress from Day one of the new SITUPS home being built in Bolivia NSW.

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SITUPS Next Stop Tenterfield NSW

We are off to Tenterfield in Northern New South Wales to help our client start her new SITUPS home there.




Our Own Straw Bale Home

We believe that if you are going to be convincing in anything that you do then you should be convinced yourself.  That is why we live in our own straw bale house.  It is now 15 years since we brought straw bale building to Australia and for the past 12 years we have had the amazing benefits of living in a straw bale home made up of 7 pavilions.

Our own home filmed by Better Homes and Gardens in Ganmain this is where we live and we love our straw bale home.


Thank you Better Homes and Gardens and especially Johanna Griggs, ENJOY!



Welcome to all our web page visitors.


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We are experiencing an increased demand for our services and help with all things straw bale especially the SITUPS.  The email inbox is getting very full.  Email by all means and for best results from us and so that you know that you have not been forgotten please include your telephone contact details and we will call you back.  We will do our best to reply to all the emails in a timely manner however you are also very welcome to call us.  Our contact details are on the top right hand side of the front page.  THANK YOU.

Cape Town dressSusan is happy to take your call.

0412 11 61 57 or (02) 6927 6027






FRIDAY 27th January to TUESDAY 31st January 2017

Enrol Here for the Workshop

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Come see the Marriage Room part of our straw bale home in Ganmain. There are 14 different straw bale buildings here that make up our business and home.  Below is our Living Room Pavilion:



Accommodation at the Royal Hotel in Ganmain.  Always a very popular workshop so book early and come join us the home workshops are always a lot of fun and many long term friendships have blossomed over these weekends.

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Come and get down and dirty learning earthen render and how to make an earthen floor apart from learning how to build in straw.




We receive several enquiries for custom workshops every month from all over Australia.  We have started setting dates for 2015.   So if you want Huff ‘n’ Puff Constructions to conduct a custom workshop to assist you in your building, then now is the time to contact us.  We have done so many of these workshops and below is an idea of what can be achieved over a 5 day custom workshop.

Our last workshop held at Calingiri in Western Australia went very well and here are some photos of what we did in the 5 days:

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Aldinga South Australia

The Aldinga workshop was a huge success and one of the very best that we have conducted.  Here are a few photos of the 5 day workshop in a great little eco village.

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Carngham in Victoria and here is the plan:

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Day 1 at Carngham Preparation for Workshop

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End of Carngham Workshop Total 8 days from slab to ready for roofing.

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One in Queensland at Canungra 3 Pavilions in 5 Days!

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Oxley in Victoria Amazing Result!

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Also Gympie in Queensland most enjoyable and successful.

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Gympie Roof On the week following the workshop!


We have now completed 160 Straw Bale Workshop around Australia a great way to get your straw bale house started!  Call us!


We have a new team in  our factory Fanny and Jeremy from France.  Fanny and Jeremy are travelling through Australia on a working holiday visa.  They are working with us in the factory making SITUPS for one of our ever growing clients.  They are a delightful couple and we will miss them when they leave to continue their journey.

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We are well under way filling the next order for a SITUPS home in Victoria.  Here is the last 500 mm wide x 2.7 metre high SITUP being processed.  This is an exciting state of the art home to be built using the SITUPS and we look forward to installing the panels soon.


SITUPS Progesss

Just an update on the progress of the SITUPS.

We have three orders to fill, two for NSW and one for Victoria.  Plenty of enquiry as well following the article in the Owner Builder recently.  Here is a concept of one of the three under production.  Looking forward to getting out there delivering and erecting these SITUP buildings.

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If you are interested in the SITUPS  and have a plan, albeit at concept stage, give us a call.

Will post photos when we get going.


Workshop Day 8 Homeward Bound

We have done our job here at Calingiri.  An excellent result all round and one of the best families that we have ever worked with on a straw bale building.  To all of the Woods thank you so much for the hospitality good times and hard work.  We are now in Perth on our way very early tomorrow for Ganmain via Sydney and Coolamon:

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Day 7 in Western Australia


We have made excellent progress with the rendering and David and Jessie are working very hard on the pump.  One coat all round inside and outside today.  We also have a new supervisor in Big Max the Blue Healer Cattle dog pup.

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Progress in Western Australia

We have great progress at Calingiri with Josie our site manager in charge:

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With spasmodic Internet connection it  has been hard to get stories up every day on this building in Calingiri WA.  Here are the latest photos form a concrete slab 5 days ago to the start of the rendering on Day 5:

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Straw Bale Workshop # 157 in Western Australia

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We are on a farm at Calingiri in Western Australia building a straw bale office and accommodation for our clients Suzanne and Steve.  The Internet is almost non-existent where we are staying so I have limited access here to our web site.  Here are some photos of the progress to date and after 3 days from a slab we are close to getting all the walls up ready for compression today:

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