Saturday, October 19, 2013

Here's How To... Build With Straw

Straw-bale construction is not a new technology, but it is getting more recognition as consumers and builders look for more efficient and economic forms of construction.

Straw is a renewable resource in plentiful supply that can offer simple construction and great versatility. Approximately 200 million tons of straw that would otherwise go to waste is available each year for use in construction. This waste straw is left over from crops such as wheat, oats, barley, rye, rice and flax, after all the food has been extracted.

The straw is gathered and baled using a baling machine. Sizes of straw bales vary from 18"x14"x36" to 24"x18"x48" and weigh between 50 to 90 pounds. The straw is compressed by the baler and tied together with wire or string.

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Artwork: Straw Bale House

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