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Comments from Romania

Below is an email I recently received. I love to hear from different parts of the World and see that natural building is growing all over the World. I have hope when I see emails like this that change really can happen and it will happen from the ground up. Thanks for writing Ion! =============================================== […]

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Straw Bale Homes and a Wildfire

I received the following e-mail yesterday regarding the fire resistance of straw bale homes: “I have a 10 year old straw bale house in Flagstaff, AZ. I heard that in the wildfires over the last few years that straw bale homes incinerated. Have you heard that?” Here’s my reply: Thanks for your email and you […]

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Straw Bale Wall Assemblies Pass Fire Testing

I received an email today from Bill Christensen, the proprietor of http://www.GreenBuilder.com. It holds some very exciting news on recent fire testing of straw bale wall assemblies. Of course, those of us building straw bale houses have known that they are extremely resistant to fire; however, now we have proof to back it up! Here […]

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