|Straw bale construction, invented in Nebraska a century ago, has gained international prominence as one of the most successful modern natural building techniques. An agricultural waste product, straw bales provide solid walls and superior insulation.|
Warburton acted as general contractor for her family's 2,500 square foot,
post and beam home in the Hockley Valley, Ontario. The framing was done
by professionals and the straw bale walls were raised by voluntees.
| The Sanctuary
House in Crestone, Colorado shelters visitors inside sturdy straw-bale
walls, offering a peaceful respite.
| In "The Butterfly
House," Dutch homeowner Jan Sonneveld created a structure that seems like
it could take flight, from earth-bound straw-bales and lime plaster.
What you see on this page comes from the interesting and helpful book,
The Art of Natural Building
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