Straw Bale Construction

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Fact Sheet

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The practice of using straw bales for constructing walls has been around since 1900, but this technique is being renewed as an alternative to stick-frame construction for building highly insulating walls. Stucco-covered straw bales offer a thick wall system which is durable, healthy, and fire and pest-resistant.

Download this fact sheet to learn about this unusual construction material and the following topics:

  • What straw is and what it is not
  • How an undesirable agricultural product can be a desirable construction material
  • Cost considerations of straw bale construction
  • How walls are constructed using straw bales
  • Types of straw bale construction

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