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Straw homes in North Kesteven

Conservative run North Kesteven District Council has approved plans for two new family homes built of straw. The Council say the insulation will be so good that the houses won't need heating and North Kesteven are expecting interest from housing association and other councils in how they get on.

I'm not clear on the economics of it. What the level of subsidy is. Whether the Council are building the houses themselves or involved in partnership with a property company or housing association. The homes are for "social housing" but not stated whether they are for social rent or whether there is a hope of selling them for affordable home ownership/shared ownership scheme.

Would you buy a house made of straw? I hope there are no wolves in North Kesteven.


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