[strawbale] Cost?

wOuTeR de wouter w_rooke at hotmail...
Fri Mar 7 13:11:58 CET 2003

i just surfed into a page where someone describes in detail what his 
strawbale building cost;


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>From: "chug." <chug at strawbale-building....uk>
>Reply-To: strawbale at amper....muni.cz
>To: <strawbale at amper....muni.cz>
>CC: <linda.healy1 at ntlworld...>
>Subject: Re: [strawbale] Cost?
>Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 09:25:27 -0000
>Dear Linda,
>The cost with many strawbale buildings is hard to assess as a lot of 
>strawbale buildings are built using found , scrounged or recycled materials 
>with much or all of the labour being provided by friends, family, 
>volunteers and self, this obviously will result in cheaper build costs.
>I know of one house that cost approximately £5000 pounds to build!
>for a write up on this check out:- 
>and look at the article by Paul Jennings from the Sustianable Lifestyles 
>Co-operative, about halfway down the page.
>This is the cheapest, habitable house I know of, so the bottom line is from 
>£5000 upwards.
>A guy in Cornwall, called Luke New, built for around £150,000 and he still 
>used a lot of timber he rescued from the beach after the freighter-Kodima, 
>sank of the coast last january.
>I hope this helps
>Kind regards
>----- Original Message -----
>From: linda.healy1 To: strawbale-l at eyfa...
>Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 12:47 PM
>Subject: [strawbale] Cost?
>   Hi,
>   I am final year quantity surveying student writing a dissertation on 
>strawbale houses. I am finding it extremely difficult to get any 
>information in relation to the actual cost of constructing a strawbale 
>house and was wondering if anyone has a matrix of costs? All information 
>will be treated with strict confidence.
>   Yours faithfully,
>   Linda Healy

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