Straw bale house are a natural way to build a home using straw bales covered with plaster. How Stuff Works tells about how to build them and I have included a video from Straw Bale TV to show a little more in depth information on them.
The Savings alone make these straw bale homes seem like a great alternative to standard buildings. From The Site ” The real cost savings of straw bale building relate to energy efficiency. The straw bales, finished by plaster, have a high R-value. The R-value measures the insulation resistance of the wall; straw bale walls provide an incredible insulation that can easily keep heat in or out, depending on your needs. A straw bale home can save up to 75 percent on heating and cooling costs annually [source: Morrison, Amazon Nails]. This represents a huge savings over the life of the house. These thick walls also provide excellent soundproofing. Straw bale building has been used for recording studios and for homes near busy highways.” Those are some great benefits.
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