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Simple houses made from straw

Updated: 2012-02-20 08:04
By Li Fangfang ( China Daily)

Simple houses made from straw

Farmers collecting wheat straw in Nanyang, Henan province. More and more Chinese people have begun choosing products that pay heed to the environment and health. NOVOFIBRE Panel Board Holding, China, Ltd, a wholly-owned company of Germany's Mayfair Group, said the company has a solution for the building materials industry with its latest development: panel boards made from straw. Xiong Yunbin / for China Daily

YANGLING, Shaanxi - Pierre Eloy believes straw is the ideal alternative to wood in China, a country that lacks timber resources in relation to the size of its population and has therefore been importing vast quantities as its economy has grown rapidly.

Simple houses made from straw

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