Earthships are self-contained living vessels that don’t rely on mains water or energy from big companies. Earthships use natural systems to provide all their own utilities — solar energy for heat and power, and rain for water — they heat and cool themselves, and use plants, both inside and outside, to treat ‘grey water.
An Extract Taken from The Royal Institute of British Architects Key points: Moisture content – Straw bale construction is able to breathe, meaning its moisture content will rise and fall naturally. Moisture content above 25% for any extended period of time is a risk. The u-Value of straw is dynamic in use and will rise