Strawbale is one of our favourite building materials. It has amazing insulation properties (around 4 times more effective than a conventionally built brick veneer wall with R2.5 insulation batts), has a ‘massiveness’ and ‘sturdiness’ to it that conventional ‘stick’ builds lack (visually it is far more substantial than brick or stone), and it is made from a waste by-product from crop farming. Add to that its fire-resistant properties, its usability for owner-builders, and its quiet ambience, and you’ve got one hell of a material. #sustainabledesign #renewableresources #affordablebuilding #recycle