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We are in the middle of building a straw bale insulated home. I often meet people who assume I am therefore some sort of straw bale evangelist. This always strikes me as odd because I can’t really understand why I would want to push my building choices on someone else. As an adult, I feel perfectly able to consider the options and weigh which ones fit our desires and needs. Therefore, I feel most adults are likewise capable of the same.
So, if you have to ask why you would build a straw bale home, please don’t build one! If you think straw bale homes mean rodents, rotting straw, fire or other similar disasters, please insulate with something that you are comfortable with. Rest assured that we don’t care and certainly won’t judge your choice harshly!
Computer engineer turned full time farmer, grazier, builder, permaculturist and volunteer fire fighter. We left corporate America to live a simple, self-sufficient life in the Ozarks. Read more