Straw Bale Council Houses

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Straw Bale Council Houses

Post: #196450 Lincolnshirelass
Fri May 14, 2010 5:45 pm

Just thought I'd share this.

I've been out today in my "musician" guise, playing for the Great and the Good at the official opening of the first straw bale social housing in the country today - in Waddington, Lincolnshire. Because me and my partner were there early, we got a guided tour, and were really impressed by them.

http://www.greenbuildnews.co.uk/sub-lef ... mplete/136

It's basically a pair of semi-detached, two bedroom houses. The main living area encompasses the kitchen and living room and has a big woodburner. Reports from the already-tenanted side of the house say that it's too big, and they're going to replace it with a much smaller one so that the heat isn't unbearable! There's solar powered hot water, a sedum porch roof, and a really big garden. The walls are lime-rendered and have that beautiful curved, creamy look that you only get with straw.

I feel really proud that this has happened in my district :-)
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Re: Straw Bale Council Houses

Post: #196457 southeast-isher
Fri May 14, 2010 6:31 pm

Thanks for the heads up. Very interesting. Cheers.

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Re: Straw Bale Council Houses

Post: #196497 frozenthunderbolt
Sat May 15, 2010 6:20 am

Awesome!
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Re: Straw Bale Council Houses

Post: #196530 eco-mick
Sat May 15, 2010 3:42 pm

I remember reading about this last year in the Lincolnshire echo - didn't relise how quick they did it all. Well done to the council

Now... any more planned for Lincolnshire as I am interested :D


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