Straw bales: you see them every time you drive past a rural area on the freeway, or you may use them on your farm on a regular basis. But what about utilizing this material as a building medium? Straw bale insulates homes well, and the material itself requires little energy to manufacture, or grow, rather. Straw bale is also 100% biodegradable, so when the time comes, the home’s exterior will return to the earth.

Being that straw is a renewable resource, it makes for a sustainable, eco-friendly building option that you should consider if you’re taking the green building route!

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