straw bale


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straw bale

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THIS LOOKS LIKE THE INSIDE OF A BARN," a friend of mine exclaimed when she visited my unfinished straw bale house years ago.
Although Kitty Kat does not have a conventional home, he enjoys the finer things in life having a warm comfortable bed on top of a straw bale which offers a great view of all the comings and goings at the stables and also makes a fantastic hunting platform from which to spot mice which he picks off with spectacular ease.
STRAW BALE GARDENS: THE BREAKTHROUGH METHOD FOR GROWING VEGETABLES ANYWHERE, EARLIER AND WITH NO WEEDING tells how to get high yields from straw bale gardens which require no soil and don't require weeding.
The concrete base, reclaimed timber frame and straw bale walls have helped to make it zero-carbon rated and energy self-sufficient.
Visitors will see sustainable forestry operations, an organic garden, a straw bale dormitory, an aquaculture system and natural building demonstrations.
Building green; a complete how-to guide to alternate building methods--earth plaster, straw bale, cordwood, cob, living roofs, 2d ed.
In May 2008 a Government planning inspector rejected Mr Fidler's appeal, saying the removal of the straw bale camouflage constituted part of the building works.
Pupils at Rudston infant school, Childwall, have spent this term enjoying the benefits of their straw bale outdoor classroom.
For example, take that old straw bale that you didn't end up using last season.
From guidance on straw bale construction to the benefits of breathable paints, blue jean insulation, and much more, Building Green includes numerous guest visits from experts in the field offering hands-on instruction and the latest green tips, tricks, and techniques.
Among the green products in use at the Preserve: carpet made from recycled pop bottles, bio-filtration ponds that reclaim on-site wastewater, certified sustainable lumber, rammed earth walls, straw bale walls, radiant floor heating, cool towers for evaporative cooling systems, computer controlled building operations systems, and "Low VOC" paints, furniture, fabrics and wood composites.