So you want to build a straw-bale house

The construction of enclosures using straw bales. What it is:

27th January, 2007

The construction of enclosures using straw bales. The procedure was first developed in the 19th century in Nebraska by settlers harvesting grain crops with the first mechanical baling machines. They created temporary dwellings from compressed straw, which was a waste product of their harvesting activities. The settlers discovered that straw buildings had better insulating qualities for sound and heat than their traditional, imported timber frame houses. What it is:

The surging post-war economy and the...

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