[GSBN] Insurance

martin hammer mfhammer at pacbell.net
Fri May 9 15:42:10 CDT 2014


Hi Mark,

Does ³no market² mean they don¹t see any SB homes come across their desk, or
is that a euphemism for a policy to not insure because they view SB homes as
risky structures.  

If it¹s the former, why should that matter?  As soon as one SB home is on
their desk, that¹s a market and a customer.

If it¹s the latter, I wonder if telling and showing them that a Strawbale
Construction appendix was approved for the 2015 International Residential
Code could change the policy.

Good luck.

Martin Hammer


On 5/9/14 9:28 AM, "Mark Jensen" <markj at redfeather.org> wrote:

> Greetings all,
> 
> I am working on a straw bale home here in Montana and the bank is asking about
> homeowners insurance. My resource in the past no longer has a market for straw
> bale and calling many of the insurance companies from the straw bale registry
> have been reporting the same thing, no market. This can't be true as we are
> building homes all over the place and we must be insuring them. My work with
> Red Feather, we used Amerind Insurance, but they only provide for American
> Indians.
> 
> Thank you for your responses.
> 
> I hope to see ya all in NZ 2016!
> 
> 
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