ModCell on BBC's 'Newsround'

ModCell's straw bale houses have recently featured on the BBC's 'CBBC' children TV programme 'Newsround'. Newsround presenter Ayshah Tull spoke to Professor Pete Walker at the recently relocated 'BaleHaus at Bath', at the University of Bath. They spoke about the houses being built using the ModCell straw bale panel system.
To watch the video click here

Straw buildings proving Three Little Pigs wrong

If you know your fairytales, you'll know that if you build a house out of straw - it's not likely to end well! Just ask the Three Little Pigs.

But in the real world, the moral of that story might be proved wrong by some new houses being built in Bristol, in south west England.

Most buildings nowadays are usually made out of brick. But these new houses are being made out of straw.
It's not a new idea. Before bricks were made in huge numbers during the industrial revolution - houses of poorer people were made using many things, such as straw, wood and even animal dung!
But this new form of building is a bit more high-tech.

Ayshah's been to Bath - where the straw houses were first developed.

Article courtesy of BBC

A second video, from the Newsround programme, can be watched here.

How to make a straw house

Ever wondered how to make a house out of straw?

When Ayshah went to find out about the project making buildings out of straw, she got an added extra.
Professor Peter Walker, who helped develop the straw construction, explained how the house was made and how it works.

He also says that more of us might be living in houses made of straw in the future...