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Almost everyone would prefer to live in an eco house if they had the choice, well now you do. Straw homes are within the reach of anyone willing to look at alternative building materials but that's not all. Read more reasons to consider straw.

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    • 10 Reasons To Consider Building Green With Straw
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    • Building Green With Straw Is Not So Scary...
      • Don't be daunted
      • Building is logical and creative
      • If you can stack a bale you can build a wall
      • Skills develop over time as you need them
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    • Practice Makes Perfect
      • Perfect for the novice builder
      • Start small – build a shed or cubby house
      • Trial and error will perfect your style
      • Straw forgives your inexperience
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    • Super Energy Efficiency Potential
      • Harness the Energy Efficiency Potential of your home. Start with a great design to work with the sun – orient to catch winter sun and exclude summer sun
      • Add...
      • Good ceiling and floor insulation
      • Add...
      • Double glazing or even triple glazing if needed
      • Add...
      • Straw bale walls = Super Insulation!
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    • Building Green With Straw uses Natural Materials
      • Straw grows in a field
      • Use mud and lime to render the walls
      • Pour an earthen floor
      • Add bricks from mud for extra performance
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    • Let's face it, they are gorgeous
      • Have you seen one?
      • Have you been inside? They 'feel' amazing and they breathe!
      • Find one and visit it then you will know that the good looks are more than skin deep.
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    • Building Green with Straw allows you to reuse/recycle waste material
      • Many varieties of grain crop 'straw' can be used to build a home
      • Using this 'waste' material reduces carbon emissions
      • This valuable material is still routinely burned as waste after harvest
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    • Renewable Resource
      • Straw is an excellent example of a renewable resource
      • Being an annual crop – there is no need to wait years for it to become available
      • We know that there are limits to resources available for us to build our homes - this is why strawbale homes are such a great idea.
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    • Flexible and Forgiving Material, great for Novice and Expert alike
      • Curved Walls, deep set windows and doorways feature in many strawbale homes – you can even decorate using the render!
      • Even an expert can find their creativity flowering when they build with straw
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    • Building Green with Straw is ... Empowering
      • Making this decision will help you ...
      • Develop new skills
      • Learn a new language (building)
      • Meet new people
      • Stretch yourself beyond what you thought you could do.
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    • Become A Leader
      • Warning: Building Green With Straw Has Side-effects - You change!
      • You become someone who leads by example
      • You become someone who can help other people do what you have done.
      • You help create change around you and within the people to come into contact with.
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    • Thanks...
        • Hope you have enjoyed this presentation
        • 10 Reasons to Consider
        • Building Green With Straw
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