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Sustainable housing using straw bale housing, large scale.

The idea is simple, because cereals are abudant and relatively easy to grow. the left over from clearing a plot of hay or cereal is straw, bio-refuse with almost no value. But, a new form of building using these bales has been gaining popularity, mainly because it is both a structural and insulating material, so walls can be erected with a higher degree of ease then traditional building techniques. If we put incentive out for laborers to learn these new, more efficient methods, so they could in turn produce a large scale usage of something that usually only sees uses in isolated examples. things that produce straw grow almost anywhere, making the tranport, acquisition and implimentation much more economical then most other methods. thoughts?

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  • Jan 11 2012: And, what size house?

    Here's my launchpad for straw-bale knowledge:
    http://www.osbbc.ca
    Ontario Straw Bale Building Coalition.

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