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Local USGBC Members and Families Build Nashville's First Straw Bale House

by , 01/17/11
filed under: Architecture

strawbale, straw bale, bob bernstein, irma bernstein, ryan nichol, straw, green home, green architecture, house made of straw, manuel zeitlin architects, eco architecture

On October 10, Nashville built its first straw-bale house on Clayton Street in what’s known as the ’12th South District’. The owners of the house, Bob and Irma Bernstein, worked with general contractor Ryan Nichols to create this eco-friendly structure that not only draws upon pioneer tradition, but incorporates proven ideas that pre-date the founding of the New World. Straw, used as insulation and then covered with a natural earthen plaster, allows the house to breathe, and is also less expensive and fire-retardant. The project was sponsored by Green Home and Manuel Zeitlin Architects.

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