[Ansteorra] gulf wars idea
Lisabetta mka Kimberly
lisabetta_micola_damonte at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 7 09:22:53 PST 2002
i think Mahee was suggesting it as a wall just for the
week. Then to take it down at the end of GW
--- iainmacc at juno.com wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Feb 2002 04:15:40 -0800 (PST) Mahee
> <mahee_of_acre at yahoo.com>
> > First let me say that I specialize in dumb ideas,
> so this might very
> > well be one of them.
> > I was watching a show the other saturday about
> people who build
> > houses
> > our of hay bails. Yes houses. They slap plaster on
> the outside of
> > the
> > bail when it is done, or other stuff to make it
> look nice. But...
> I have seen this done. Yard walls made of
> hay bails covered with
> chicken wire and coated with stucco are fairly
> common in central New
> Mexico. It works, it's easy and cheap, and it makes
> a fairly solid wall.
> My only caveat is this:
> Where this is common practice is in a high
> desert. In a wetter
> climate, I think you might have to worry about the
> hay wicking moisture
> up from the ground, and then your wall would rot
> from the inside out.
> Worth checking into, though.
> In Service,
> Iain MacCrimmon
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