Strawbales

Straw bale HouseThere is new building construction happening all over my campus.  Large craters of dirt, huge cranes, burning tar, and metal beams every where I turn! The latest building started has a chain link fence surrounding the site (smart idea, so sleep-deprived students won’t stray into their doom.) Next to the fence is a berm of straw bales, I guess to serve as a bumper for the equipment operators. The string of bales is rather long. What would you think of, when you see so many bales lined up like that?

I thought, “A house!”

There has to be enough bales sitting out in the elements to build a sturdy, almost tornado-proof, home.

Now, with those piles of dirt…

You could build something like this!

With all that dirt, strawbales, left over brick, metal scraps, and other construction debris, they could build at least two good quality homes.

I hope you are illuminated as to the possibilities of overlooked items. 🙂

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1 Response to “Strawbales”


  1. 1 wilkinson4jesus May 2, 2008 at 2:25 am

    I would love some extra straw bails! 🙂 I Always wanted to build with them! We still need to add on to our house, but know if we will get that far this year! 😉 busy with baby and all!
    ~~Blessings, Anna W.~~


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