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Benefits of Straw Bale Homes

If you're not familiar with straw bale homes, it may seem like a fragile or primitive material to build with.

200 million tons of waste straw are produced each year in the US alone. Straw bale is a by-product of farming that we can make great use of. Materials in conventional homes contribute to pollution, both during manufacturing and post demolition.

Imagine if your home was made of a material that was -- biodegradable?!

They are said to reduce your heating and cooling bills by 75%.

Straw bale homes offer 3 times the fire resistance of regular homes-- which seems counter intuitive, but this is true because they are cased in clay.

You get superior sound proofing, and most surprising of all -- they look beautiful!

--Bibi Farber

This video was produced by Applegate River Productions