The Daily Telegraph - Property - - Ecoliving -

Es­sen­tial pur­chases if you are plan­ning to build a two-bed­room, straw-bale home:

60 sheep (or rather the fleeces thereof, for floor and roof-level in­su­la­tion);

290 bales of straw 1 m long, 130 short hazel­wood spikes and 60 long ones; Five tons of lime plas­ter; Four tons of clay plas­ter, 58 wooden floor sup­ports, 100 wooden floor joists, 1,000 sq ft of clay roof-tiles, 64 large ply­wood sheets and 600 bricks (foun­da­tion sup­ports);

A quar­ter of a mile of baler twine ends

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