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Straw Bale Structures

Straw is an amazing natural product. It has so many uses, but it seems to be one of those materials that hasn’t quite made it to mainstream use. Straw is tagged as an “alternative” material in building terms, and although it has a dedicated owner-builder following it is not the product of first choice for the great majority of home owners.

Here are three examples of how wheat straw has been used in structures.




See “The Dryandra” and “The Calyx” strawbale house plans.

See photos of "The Calyx” with earth floor.



First coat of render

After 2 coats of render applied

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