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Cob: Better than a cob "sandwich"mudhome at lycos.com
Sat Aug 26 15:26:39 PDT 2000
>On Fri, 25 Aug 2000, Bob wrote: >[snip] >> Isn't straw bale too new to have a track record? Can we assume it will not >> powder over time and lose its strength, something we know cob, with a long >> track record will not do. Shannon replied: >No, strawbale is not new. There are at least a few structures I have >heard of that are in the seventy to one hundred year old range So, strawbale is new compared to cob, but old compared to Tyvek :) Shannon is right about Nebraska having 70-100 year old strawbale buildings. In fact, there is an upcoming conference and opportunity to visit some of those structures: >2nd Nebraska Straw Bale Conference >A Weekend of Information Sharing, Learning, Networking >Sponsored by The Straw Bale Association of Nebraska >Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30, October 1, 2000 >4-H Camp in Nebraska's Sandhills, Nebraska National Forest, Halsey, >Nebraska > >And...The Nebraska Bale Building Tour 2000 >An Opportunity to Visit Nebraska's Historic Bale Buildings and New Straw >Bale Structures >Wednesday, September 27 and Tuesday, October 3 >This is a self-guided tour >Some of the historic bale buildings and new straw bale homes and >buildings will be open to the general public and conference participants >prior to and after the conference dates >Most of the new bale buildings are scattered in locations east of >Halsey; all but one of the historic buildings are located west of >Halsey. [snip] If you are interested, send me your email (off list, of course) and I'll send you the whole announcement, which includes detailed schedule, costs, registration form, etc. Or contact: >Joyce Coppinger >Re:Build Associates and >The Straw Bale Association of Nebraska >jc10508 at alltel.net or 402.483.5135 Mark Piepkorn says there is also a strawbale house in France built in 1926, and a strawbale garage in Norway from the 40s or 50s. More info is in one of the recent issues of The Last Straw http://www.strawhomes.com Sarah mudhome at lycos.com formerly at sarahm at erols.com Get your FREE Email and Voicemail at Lycos Communications at http://comm.lycos.com
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