[Strawbale] Fern Bales

Patrick O'Neill patrick at frdata....uk
Sat Jul 29 19:14:52 CEST 2006

I met some one who thatches roofs with ferns.  He said that you can only
handle them for a brief season of a few weeks while still green and when
they dry out the easily crumble to dust.  Fern roofs cannot be repaired
because they are so fragile.  But that’s not to say that it’s not worth a





From: strawbale-bounces at amper....muni.cz
[mailto:strawbale-bounces at amper....muni.cz] On Behalf Of Rikki Nitzkin
Sent: 29 July 2006 09:07
To: strawbale at amper....muni.cz; 'GSBN'
Subject: [Strawbale] Fern Bales


HI all, 


Here in Spain some people in GALICIA are going to make Fern Bales to try
building with.  They say the ferns are tough, and resistant to mold and
Has anyone ever built with Fern Bales before?



Rikki Nitzkin 

Aulás, Lleida (Spain)

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Co-ordinadora Red de Construcción con Balas de Paja


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