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Straw council houses are being built in Lincolnshire to cut costs and energy consumption.

The six three-bed semis will each be made of 500 bales and at £60,000 apiece will cost £20,000 less to build than a conventional house, reports the Daily Mirror.

North Kesteven County Council leader Marion Brighton explained: “It’s the first time this has been tried in the UK. The properties will look like conventional council houses except the outer walls will be whitewashed rather than red brick.

via Ananova

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January 29, 2009 - Posted by | Strange

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