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Straw Bale Houses


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Straw bale construction provides an energy efficient resource for buildings. Visit with a Bend family in the process of building their own straw bale house. Hear from their builder Tod Wooldridge and see some of his work. Architect Linda Barnes talks of the benefits of straw bale construction and shows us her latest project. See a number of examples of this technology.

First Broadcast: 1997
Producer: Eric Cain

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