You may think that you can huff and puff and blow this house down, but unless your name is Superman, think again. Straw Bale hasn’t been around nearly as long as Cob or Rammed Earth, but it has proven to be a very substantial building material.
Straw, traditionally considered a waste product, is a natural non-toxic building material. Baled straw from wheat is wrapped in wire, as the support for walls. It’s a low cost alternative construction material, with excellent insulation properties.
We’ll cover the complications with the use of this construction material in further articles.
If you are new to Straw Bale building, you can read the basics about Straw Bale Construction.