The first straw bale public housing project in the United Kingdom is moving forward. Straw bale building technology fits with low income, subsidized housing because not only can it be affordable to build, the cost of operating a straw bale building can be so much less than a conventional building. It is time for straw bale to shake off the reputation of being a boutique building method and prove its usefulness to the masses.
First straw bale council houses are complete – read the Green Building Press report here: http://www.greenbuildingpress.co.uk/article.php?article_id=527
Council to build houses of straw – an older BBC report here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7855847.stm