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Strawmark Strawbale Homes and Buildings — 3 Comments

  1. Good points Owen. When I first heard of the quake and all the damage I was very surprised because I had no idea that they had quakes there. Alternative building is the best I believe in regions like this. I too, live in that kind of region and we’re just waiting for a major shake. This house is amazing. Beautiful and, as it’s been proven, very strong.

    • He has a problem that every builder would love to have — how to keep up with so many orders. I imagine some new strawbale companies will pop up in the area.

  2. This is a big story. As most here probably know, Christchurch was hit with a major earthquake in 2011. This was a tragedy but also an opportunity to demonstrate the earthquake resistance of strawbale and earthbag buildings. The important thing now is to educate local builders on these stronger, more sustainable building methods. One builder, no matter how good they are, can never meet the demand if thousands of people want to build this way.

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