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Using strawbale around earth bag?

 
maha fae
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Location: Missouri
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I live in Missouri aka Tornada Alley...and on the New Madrid fault line. Because tornados & earthquakes are something we have considered when building, we have decided to build a round house with earth bags. Unfortunately I am reading these provide little insulation to our cold winters/hot summers. I read in a book it would be possible to cover the exterior of the earth bag home with straw bales. Can anyone see a problem with this? The first thing I wonder about is the moisture issue. I do know I want a large roof overhang to prevent as much rainfall as I can from touching the exterior walls.
 
Sean Rauch
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Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Why not just build a straw bale house? You're talking about combining two very labor intensive processes together and I'm not sure the value.
 
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