Recent articles in the Guardian and other publications tells of strawbale “Council housing” in the UK. Council houses are a form of social housing. The local council builds the houses which are then offered at a subsidised rent to people who are unable to afford full rental values.
Straw houses are baling out council building plans
Straw Bale Council House, Lincolnshire
North Kesteven District Council page on Straw Council Houses
Building Research & Information, Volume 39, Issue 1, January 2011, pp. 51–65, ISSN 0961-3218