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$20K studio in Virginia demonstrates straw bale can be viable in humid environments

Straw bale building offers an affordable, sustainable solution to materials like concrete. Sigi Koko of Down to Earth Design demonstrated straw bale building will work even in wet climates with the Zeljo Studio, a 300-square-foot cottage in Arlington, Virginia. Built with reclaimed and scavenged materials, the studio cost less than $20K to build. The Zeljo Studio is comprised of a "timber frame structure," with straw bales providing insulation.
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