Straw bale wall framing – shown here. We were brought in as sub-contractors to provide straw bale walls on the north side of this new build. We guided the architect and general contractor into creating this straw bale wall framing system. They are load bearing members for the straw bale infill. We have worked with this system in the past and liked the crisp infill results. The boxed wooden members fulfill the code requirements. And it made for tight compaction and easy infill of the straw bales. The fact that the window and door frames are framed in a very solid fashion is another plus.