Huff and puff: Is straw the future of New Zealand house construction?
Today’s alternative? Straw houses! According to the organisers of the International Straw Build Conference at Methven in Canterbury last month, ‘straw-earth buildings’ are the way of the future for New Zealand housing, as supplies of cement and steel are forecasted to deplete over the next 15-or-so years, and as the price of heating (and cooling) a house increases. Read More
I have had a few friends who went to this International Conference, all of them were enthusiastic. Strawbale construction has developed and is being used in many creative ways. Keep an eye out for more on this