|Re: Straw Bale?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Raelin Firestorm (raelincomputercrafts.net)|
|Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 17:16:40 -0600 (MDT)|
I found alot of valuable information on other types of construction than strawbale at the Alternative Building Methods link page of the Joiners Quarterly. . .at http://www.nxi.com/WWW/joinersquarterly/links.html. Seems to me there is something about cob at the Canelo web site. Catherine Harper wrote: > On Wed, 29 Apr 1998, Rob Sandelin wrote: > > > The long term viability of straw as a building material is not very clear. I > > am wary of straw bale enthusiasts because they consistently seem in denial > > about many of the problems of straw bale, gloss over them as if they were > > not > > real, and go on and on about it. If you are in a desert climate, It might > > be > > a good idea. If you are in a wet, maritime climate, in my opinion, you would > > be foolish to mess with straw bales for anything other than an outbuilding. > > Have people in the cohousing community looked into such solutions as cob? > I've heard mostly talk of strawbale. Still has disadvantages as well as > advantages, but seems more generally suited to the maritime climate. > (I've been thinking of building us a little cob shed back behind our house > just to check it out...) > > Catherine -- Raelin Firestorm Out of the Night that Covers Me http://www.pcisys.net/~gtp raelin [at] iname.com
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