Straw Houses

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  1. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    "When it comes to the winter time I hardly have to turn on my heater, that saves a lot of gas." Rosy Estrada lives in a straw house.

    It's hard to believe but that's what this home's insulation is made of.

    "Today you would see lumber construction that's pretty common, we eliminate 40% of lumber the exterior wall is straw this gives us high insulation value," said Lothar Fastge, Housing Coordinator for Tierra Madre a program that helps low-income families build affordable homes.

    http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/5018838/detail.html
     
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  3. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ Active Member

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    It may be warm,...........:chicken: but I read the Three Little Pigs!
     
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    CyberLaw Former Member

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    Hope they are not in a Tornado or Hurricane region or even a strong storm......
     
  5. Cypros

    Cypros New Member

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    This is a great idea. We industrialized nations CAN learn something from the Third World. I've lived (short term) in a few mud houses (mixed with straw) in Syria and Iraq and they are so much nicer in the summertime than any brick, cement, or steel buildings -- without A/C. I haven't wintered in them yet but I understand that the insulation keeps them comfortably warm with just a little fire or heat on.
     
  6. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    I think I'm gonna have to take a pass on that one!! :angel:
     

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