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GSBN:Re: SB Straw Bale in Iraq

G 'day Balers

Currently in Adelaide building with Paul Downton number 4 SB town house 500 yards from the GPO. So I am away from Ganmain and finding it hard to keep up with all the emails.

Can any of you help Geoff Lawton with this request?
Regards The Straw Wolf

Reply to Geoff at:  permacul@...

Hi John
I am chasing after some statistics to re-inforce the credibility of straw bale as a building technique. The UN maybe interested in some big projects in Iraq 650 to 950 houses in each village, so we are talking about jumping up a scale. I definitely will not be able to handle all of this, so if it happens I will be handing most of it off to people with experience and stay involved from a permaculture village design aspect. Unfortunately you always have some critics to get passed (some may have investments in cement block companys).

We have to write this in our own words but we can reference websites but if you know or know where I might to be able to access statistics of the numbers of SB houses have been built and where, where they are approved, anything that gives the system credibility, or just point us in a possible direction, it would be a great help.

Cheers Geoff and Nadia