Hay Bales vs Straw Bales

A prospective client with whom I have been talking about using straw bales to construct a little cabin to cut costs, asked me if she could use haybales instead. She owns a farm and can make haybales herself. I didn’t think it is a good idea because haybales could attract mice and other rodents into the wall. I did a little research this morning to verify my opinion and found this article, which I would like to share here: The Difference Between Hay Bales and Straw Bales.

About Hajo Meijer

Hajo Meijer is the sole proprietor of Ecocentric Design, committed to deeply sustainable architecture. Hajo is a graduate from the faculty of Architecture at the TU Delft in the Netherlands and a certified Passive House Designer. Hajo lives with his family on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
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