[GSBN] Insurance

Mark Jensen markj at redfeather.org
Sun May 11 14:48:53 CDT 2014


Martin, It seems to be the latter. I have sent copies of the appendix PDF
and ASTM E-119 test results. I did find the Farmers Bureau will insure this
home and at a reasonable rate. But I tried many of the national insurance
companies listed on the straw bale registry to little success.

Thanks,
Mark


On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 2:42 PM, martin hammer <mfhammer at pacbell.net> wrote:

>  Hi Mark,
>
> Does “no market” mean they don’t see any SB homes come across their desk,
> or is that a euphemism for a policy to not insure because they view SB
> homes as risky structures.
>
> If it’s the former, why should that matter?  As soon as one SB home is on
> their desk, that’s a market and a customer.
>
> If it’s the latter, I wonder if telling and showing them that a Strawbale
> Construction appendix was approved for the 2015 International Residential
> Code could change the policy.
>
> Good luck.
>
> Martin Hammer
>
>
>
> On 5/9/14 9:28 AM, "Mark Jensen" <markj at redfeather.org> wrote:
>
> Greetings all,
>
> I am working on a straw bale home here in Montana and the bank is asking
> about homeowners insurance. My resource in the past no longer has a market
> for straw bale and calling many of the insurance companies from the straw
> bale registry have been reporting the same thing, no market. This can't be
> true as we are building homes all over the place and we must be insuring
> them. My work with Red Feather, we used Amerind Insurance, but they only
> provide for American Indians.
>
> Thank you for your responses.
>
> I hope to see ya all in NZ 2016!
>
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