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Just wondering "pine straw bale house"?

 
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THere are pines every where here in south georgia I was wondering if baled pine straw could be used as a building material? I ran across a straw bale house book at our locale library i couldn't help but wonder.
 
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They COULD, but... they are not as insulative as straw and they are EXPENSIVE, at least they were back when I lived in NC.

You would be better off selling the needles to buy supplies like straw bales. If you have local access.
 
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Here's a thread that discussed this - pine straw bale house wrap
 
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Hey thanks that thread sumd up my questions perfect. I should of looked around a bit more thanks again.
 
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