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Straw bale is 'just right' for sustainable home build

Nicky Lefebvre
By Nicky Lefebvre
Updated June 2 2022 - 6:34am, first published 6:00am
Margaret River owner builder Cath Wood is constructing a home out of straw bales, and says the material is ideal for the long South West winters. Picture: Nicky Lefebvre

As construction continues to boom across the South West and with a record number of new homes being built across WA, many homeowners are looking at alternative building materials to help with energy efficiency, cost and build times.

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Nicky Lefebvre

Nicky Lefebvre

Journalist

I am a journalist, photographer and content creator based in the beautiful Margaret River wine region, covering all aspects of our community including local news, sport, entertainment and events, as well as providing a platform for our readers to share their voices direct from regional Australia.