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someone pushing a big round straw bale across the field

Straw bale insulation, a good idea?

Humans shape their living spaces using natural materials such as straw, clay and wood since forever. However, in the westernized world, they suffer from a bad reputation. Claims of lower performance or durability led to their slow disappearance from building sites. In contrast, contemporary industrial materials such as plaster, concrete, rock wool or varnishes are in high demand, regardless of their high ecological impact. It is also uncertain if …