a solid foundation of straw

NSN member Myrna Fletcher’s strawbale home is featured in this Oklahoma Daily article:

When Myrna Fletcher decided to build a new house in Norman, she took an approach that was anything but ordinary: She decided to build it out of straw bales.

Fletcher, 69, said she always knew she wanted a nontraditional house. So when she decided it was time to move out of her 1905 farmhouse after 32 years, she chose straw bale construction because of its superior insulation.

She said she had prior knowledge of straw bale homes because they were popular in the Southwest where she grew up.

“Pueblo-stucco style appeals to me because that’s what I’ve always known,” she said. “I said, ‘that’s what I want to do. If I ever build a house, that’s what it’s going to be.’”

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