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Old 01-07-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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just an article: Traditional Cruck Frame With Modern Framing and Straw Bale


never thought you could use straw bale for thermal insulation

http://www.treehugger.com/green-arch...traw-bale.html

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Back in the 1970s there was a magazine call "Mother Earth News'---they had a lot of great articles on building with straw bales---

The design you linked to was a lot fancier than the typical bale house--nice--Mike---

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Straw bale can be used as 'in-fill' between structural members as in your posts, or as a supporting wall.
Just about helped a guy build a straw bale porch/addition. He passed away so it did not happen.
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Back in the 1970s there was a magazine call "Mother Earth News'---they had a lot of great articles on building with straw bales---

The design you linked to was a lot fancier than the typical bale house--nice--Mike---
Mike I loved that magazine until it changed. Lot of good projects in it.
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I still have a few old issues stashed away---That was one good magazine in its day---
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