The Straw House

In the fabled nursery rhyme, 3 Little Pigs, the wolf blows down the house made of straw, but he never came up against a real straw bale house.    Now, straw bale is a most unusual construction material but it does have its benefits.  With superior insulation value over a 30-year span, a straw bale house could save as much as 75% of your energy cost depending on where you live.  When constructed correctly they can be extremely resistant to fire, who knew?  With the combination of plaster and extremely compact bales the Canadian and U.S. materials laboratories have found that it could take up to 2 hours to burn through a properly constructed wall.

This is just another example that with the right materials and  go old fashion ingenuity you can build anything out of anything.

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