Australia Felix Permaculture Update

georg parlow georg at websuxxess.com
Wed Aug 29 13:14:50 EDT 2001


>>    Of related interest (insulation, that is), someone on the ferrocement
list recommends clay coated straw as insulation with good R values.
However, he is in Austin, Texas, which is much drier than Indiana. and the
same issues exist here.

hi there:

all through germany and austria (and propably the rest of central europe,
but i do not know this for sure) claycovered straw has been used for good
insulating walls for centuries - and especially the north of germany is
pretty wet. in many of the old frame-work houses this is stuffed between the
structural posts and beams. all you need is plaster and a roof.

cheers,
georg




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