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Straw houses are making a comeback in Europe

By The Economist
Saturday, November 30, 2013 11:38 EDT
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Flammable, prone to rotting when wet and usually weathering badly when exposed to the elements, straw is not an obvious material to use for building a house. It can even attract hungry animals—cows supposedly ate a Nebraska schoolhouse made of the…

 
 
 
 
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