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From something so tiny, like a mustard seed . . .

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130 years ago, settlers on the western plains of Nebraska began building shelter out of compressed bales of straw. Today, straw bale construction has spread to every state and every corner of the globe, all without anyone marketing or profiting from it. (The picture shows a police station in Clovis, California, that wrapped its concrete block walls with an insulating “wrap” of bales.) Like Democracy and jazz music, it has proven to be an American invention so obvious and right that it went viral without even waiting for the Internet. Why? Because it turns out to be a portal to so much more than just healthy, super-insulated walls. Join me at the International Straw Bale Building Conference in Estes Park, Colorado next week and find out why — and have major fun!
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