RE: Straw Bale?
From: [name and address withheld] ([name and address withheld])
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 09:33:10 -0500
Well, I don't see any other responses to this post.  Yep, people do
build out of straw (not hay).  Strawbales are cheap, nontoxic, an 
agricultural waste product, easy for non-building professionals to use,
and provide great heat and sound insulation.  Although there 
seem to be more strawbale houses in the southwest, there are several in
our area (North Carolina).  There is a strawbale internet 
list, a national strawbale newsletter, and at least one good book on
strawbale building, available from Real Goods, or from most larger
bookstores I think.
(Solterra Cohousing, Durham, North Carolina)

> ----------
> From:         Sharon Villines
> Reply To:     SharonVillines [at]
> Sent:         Monday, April 27, 1998 9:51 AM
> Subject:      Straw Bale?
> A post this morning said a group was  considering using "straw bale"
> for
> their common house. Please explain what this is--I assume you do not
> mean
> the hay bales used to feed cows?
> Sharon Villines, Manhattan
> Archives of Detective Fiction,
> Deadly Serious Press,
> Synergy Cohousing, Delray Beach, FL,

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