love the window seat, cozy nooks.This is a shot of a window seat and the deep-welled windowsill, as well as a cute little cubbyhole in a wall of a straw bale house. Straw bale construction is gaining ground in the sustainable building products industry.
Architects and builders are responding to demand for so-called green buildings by using straw-bale construction in more and more public facilities, raising concerns about safety and creating construction challenges.
Natural home building: 10 homes built by the earth
Lotus Cottage in West Virginia, USA has a rubble trench foundation with exterior straw bale walls plastered with lime outside and clay inside. All the timber was locally grown and lots of salvaged parts like windows were used in the building.
Expert Advice on Straw Bale Construction - Green Homes
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Straw-Bale Walls for Northern Climates A ‘third generation’ straw-bale technique combines a straw-bale interior wall with an exterior stud wall insulated with cellulose (free article after free registration)