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Probably everyone remembers the story of the three little pigs who try to escape the bad wolf. There the straw house is easily blown by the wolf. But to the delight of ecobuilders, straw becomes a more and more popular building material because it is inexpensive, easy to find and offers very good insulation properties. I suggest to your attention the pictures of one of the firts strawbale houses in Bulgaria – the house of Yani Dragov and his family. Besides of being a successful entrepreneur in the field of organic food products, Yani has decided that his house must be in harmony with his life’s philosofy.
The house is built from a bearing wooden frame filled with straw bales. When I visited the site two teams of craftsmen were hurrying to finish the earthen plasters before the the cold days.The local soil needed the addition of sand to prevent cracks.