Straw Bale

We’re going to look at a straw bale house in NW Washington. Just curious if anyone “specializes” in this type of home and has info on properly inspecting one?

Thanks,
Brandon

A house of straw?? And then tomorrow you will inspect a house of sticks.

And finally, next week you will find both of those clients living in a brick house with their brother, right?

](http://www.solarhaven.org/NewStrawbale.htm)
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http://www.greenbuilder.com/sourcebook/strawbale.html

http://www.strawbalebuilding.ca/

http://www.ecologyretreatcentre.com/

Personally, I’d decline to inspect something that horses eat.

If you do not know the difference between straw and hay, you would be wise to skip the inspection.:wink: :stuck_out_tongue:

**Hay: ** Any of several nutritional grasses and legumes, such as alfalfa or clover, that is cut, dried, and then used as fodder for farm animals.

**Straw: **Hollow stalks of grain (such as wheat), used mostly as bedding and garden mulch, but which is also used as feed. Straw has less nutritional value than hay. And if you ask a cow, she’ll say that it doesn’t taste as good, either.

Hey, (I mean hay) I live on a farm and made that mistake (but I raise goats). Been a long day. You were quick on that one Brian.

I can not even remember where I learned that Joe, probably putting hay on a truck somewhere in my misspent youth for beer money.:smiley: