Houses made of straw, wood and clay: Feel good and save the world

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Straw and wood are a simple way to create modern, durable, safe and, above all, environmentally friendly buildings. Straw is used as an infill thermal insulation material, especially between wooden studs, plastered with clay on the inside and lime on the outside, and that’s it.

DE: Mit Stroh und Holz lassen sich auf einfache Weise moderne, langlebige, sichere und vor allem umweltschonende Gebäude erstellen. Stroh wird hierbei als ausfachender Wärmedämmstoff vor allem zwischen Holzständern
eingesetzt, innen mit Lehm, außen mit Kalk verputzt und fertig ist die Wand…

Author: Dirk Scharmer, 2015

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The European Straw Building Association is an independent European association, devoid of any profit making motive. The object of the Association is to promote and develop the use of straw, as a sustainable way of building in all the senses of the term “sustainable”: renewable, ecological, healthy, energy and climate efficient, social and economic.
The Association is a federation composed of organisations and people particularly concerned with the use of straw in buildings.