Straw Bales The Waste that Rocked the World

Enough straw is currently produced every year in North America to meet all our residential building needs. And the same is true in many other parts of the world, since grain farming is common across most cultures and regions. This fact alone is enough reason to move toward using this abundant renewable resource for construction purposes, even if it held no particular advantage over other building materials. The fact that straw bale buildings can out-perform buildings made from other materials and lighten the load on the planet, as well as on our pocketbooks, makes it a triply effective material with which to build.

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