Friday, March 6, 2009

Easy to Read Comparison of Natural Building Wall Systems by Michael G. Smith

Austin's Natural Building Network hosts an easy to read comparison of natural building wall systems by Michael G. Smith. It briefly looks at the materials needed, structural properties, thermal properties, best applications, advantages and disadvantages of a variety of natural building approaches.

Wall systems compared include straw bale, cob, adobe, rammed earth, earthbags, stone, straw light-clay or slipstraw, wattle and daub, clay wattle, cordwood masonry, papercrete, fibrous cement and fidobe.

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