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The Iowa Straw-bale house looks right at home in its new subdivision.
The Iowa Straw-bale house looks right at home in its new subdivision.
Volunteers and home grown straw bales were important parts of the project.
Volunteers and home grown straw bales were important parts of the project.
Heating coils for the slab floor heating system were secured before the fly ash concrete was called in.
Heating coils for the slab floor heating system were secured before the fly ash concrete was called in.
Rain was a constant challenge to keeping the bales dry.
Rain was a constant challenge to keeping the bales dry.
The live-in truss can provide extra living space in the future.
The live-in truss can provide extra living space in the future.
The post and beam construction provides structure, support and insulation.
The post and beam construction provides structure, support and insulation.
Bales were optimally compressed to maximize insulation.
Bales were optimally compressed to maximize insulation.

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