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tim­ber) is made from glu­ing lay­ers of solid tim­ber to­gether and will be­come more cost-ef­fec­tive in the next few years,” says Bill. “It’s pos­si­ble to erect an en­tire house in a mat­ter of days us­ing this prod­uct.”

Straw bales, of­ten ren­dered with ce­ment or earth, of­fer ex­cel­lent, cost-ef­fec­tive in­su­la­tion.

Mud bricks are made by mix­ing earth and wa­ter, which dries in moulds in the open air. They’re cheap and en­ergy ef­fi­cient, with good ther­mal and acous­tic qual­i­ties.

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