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A garage in a house of straw

The straw bales that frame this garage are 18 inches wide x 14 inches tall x 38 inches long, and provide insulation values of around R-45. This 3,600 square foot house is near Hanover, PA and consists of 700 extra tightly compressed bales of straw at a cost of $3.00 each.

Besides saving thousands of dollars on lumber costs, the owners wont have to buy insulation for the walls. The straw bales are also very effective at reducing sound transmission. A straw bale house could be just the thing for a noisy neighborhood.

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