Construction option known for superior fire resistance
Last updated 11/15/2007 at Noon
My thoughts and best wishes go out to the families of those who died in last week’s fires, as well as to all who suffered lost or damaged homes. I cannot imagine what you are going through.
I was lucky in more ways than one. During the crisis I knew that my home was more likely to survive than most, should the fire reach it. It is a straw-bale home, designed from its inception to be fire-resistant.
The plastered walls and eaves, metal roof and minimal exposed wood get me lower insurance rates and afford a bit more peace of mind when wildfires loom. Straw-bale construction, and newer tec...