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Load-Bearing Straw Bales: Yea or Nay?
The early pioneers of straw bale building technology did not use frames within their walls, but relied on the strength of the bales and plaster to hold up the roof. Today´s straw bale builders often use a frame with the bale and plaster walls. Here´s how to determine which of these systems is best for your situation.
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