Gallery: Five Star Didimala Lodge Is The World’s Largest Strawbale Buil...

Didimala Lodge's owners made only two requests: make our building audacious, and make it green. Edwin Anderssen from Dumani Architects won the bid. Situated 30 miles north of South Africa's capital, the five star lodge was built from 10,000 wheat straw bales. Wheat straw is an ideal building material since it is cellulose-based, meaning there is nothing for the critters to eat, and it is essentially a byproduct that might otherwise have gone to waste. To date, such luminaries as Nelson Mandela and Tony Blair have experienced the luxurious side of sustainable architecture here. Let's hope many more will do the same.

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  1. fencing2habitat January 5, 2015 at 2:00 am

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  2. fencing2habitat January 5, 2015 at 1:49 am

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