Light Straw-Clay Building Coming of Age in North America

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Light Straw Clay Building Technique 


When I tell people that we design and build natural buildings, many immediately assume that we are speaking of straw bale building. Far fewer people have heard of Light Straw-Clay (LSC) building and yet the combination of natural fiber and clay soils has been a primary building method since mankind began building shelter.

Light Straw-Clay, also known as clay/straw, clay slip, light earth, light loam and Leichtlehmbau evolved in Germany in the early 1920s from the more traditional heavier mixtures of clay soils and fiber. The lightweight, aerated version containing more straw (or other plant fiber) was recognized for its superior physical and thermal characteristics, which resulted in more energy efficient and comfortable buildings.

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