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Straw Bale and Tiny Homes - Tiny House Blog
window seat Strawbale construction: 3 times the insulation value of a conventional wall; 3 times more fire proof than a conventional home (yes, you read that right!); lessens pollution by using a waste material that normally contributes significantly to the pollution cycle; ideal building system for the owner builder; incredibly sound proof; able to withstand natural disasters
Cheap Ways to Insulate a Building
The cheapest way to insulate a building such as a house is when it's under construction and walls and ceilings are open. The cheapest material will depend on how much insulation is needed and where it is installed; exterior walls and attics, for instance, require different types of insulation. The best way to compare costs is with R-value, or heat resistance per square foot.
Building My Net Zero Energy Home: Key Early Decisions | Mother Earth News
In this blog, I highlight the earliest decisions I had to make to create a net zero energy home: how I was going to build the foundation and walls. Thermal bridging, air tightness, insulation, cost, and greeness are all key deciders.data-pin-do=