English Build House Made of Straw

16 August 2009 (Last Updated August 16th, 2009 18:30)

Work has commenced on the first straw-built council houses in the UK. Located in Lincolnshire, in the east of England, the straw houses use materials that are cheaper and more sustainable than traditional brick. The project is part of plans to build environmentally friendly buildings su

Work has commenced on the first straw-built council houses in the UK.

Located in Lincolnshire, in the east of England, the straw houses use materials that are cheaper and more sustainable than traditional brick. The project is part of plans to build environmentally friendly buildings supported by the local district council.

The scheme, which is encouraging local people to help out, is the first of its kind in the country.