Building with Straw: Busting the biggest Strawbale myths
Categories: Construction Methods
Disadvantages include susceptibility to rot, difficulty of obtaining insurance coverage, and high space requirements for the straw itself. Research has been done using moisture probes placed within the straw wall in which 7 of 8 locations had moisture contents of less than 20%.
This is a moisture level that does not aid in the breakdown of the straw.However, proper construction of the straw-bale wall is important in keeping moisture levels down, just as in the construction of any type of building.
YES, you can build round, funkystrawbale buildings